North Korea missile launch IMMINENT? Activity seen at test site as US issues MAJOR warning


Trend has been seen at the regime’s research facilities and comes just epoches after a tunnel collapse at North Korea’s Punggye-ri test position put the future of the Kim Jong-un’s missile and nuclear programmes in doubt.

Seoul’s Subject Intelligence Service (NIS) said there has been «active movement» of carriers around the missile research facility in Pyongyang — the biggest indication the eremite state could be preparing another launch since the last one in September.

It did not say how the vocation was detected.

The intelligence agency said: «There is a possibility of a new missile establish given the active movement of vehicles around the missile research initiate in Pyongyang. 

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North Korea news: Activity near a brickbat research facility suggests a launch could be imminent

«The North disposition constantly push for further nuclear tests going forward, and the miniaturization and diversification of warheads.»

The mountain-side evaluating facility is feared to be on the brink of collapse after North Korea’s sixth atomic test last month, which was heralded by the tyrannic regime as a “supreme” hydrogen bomb test.

The North’s nuclear testing site in the northwestern burgh of Punggye-ri could have been damaged by its sixth and largest atomic test on September 3, according to Kim Byung-kee, Yi Wan-young and Lee Tae-gyu, associates of South Korea’s parliamentary intelligence committee.

The explosion triggered an aftershock within eight minutes and three additional traumas.

Pyongyang will likely detonate more devices as it tries to master the miniaturisation of atomic warheads to put atop missiles, the lawmakers said.


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The third tunnel at the Punggye-ri complex abided ready for another test «at any time», while construction had resumed at a fourth mine, making it unable to be used «for a considerable amount of time», they added. 

For the time being, experts believe Kim Jong-un is preparing to fix miniature nuclear warheads on a shoot up capable of reaching the US mainland within a matter of weeks.

Despite fact-finding showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency


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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides charge on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Dominant News Agency

However, one expert believes North Korea has reached new tops of nuclear technology which means it can now develop lethal weapons without bear to test them.

Tetsuo Sawada, Assistant Professor at Tokyo Pioneer of Technology, believes the rapidly increasing strength of North Korea’s atomic tests means developments can continue without more detonations.

Mr Sawada averred Russian news agency TASS: «North Korea is constantly upgrading its technology and has now reached a flush where, in my estimation, it no longer needs to carry out nuclear detonations to exam and develop the relevant weapons.

“Of course, this is my assumption, but it is based on the inquiry of six tests conducted in that country.

«I believe the last test, the sixth one, was extremely successful. Authoritative experts estimate its power at 250 kilotonnes of TNT equal. 


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“North Korean official reports saying that was a hydrogen imbue test are trustworthy, since the explosion of a conventional nuclear bomb cannot be so energetic. 

“A qualitative development of North Korea’s nuclear program is evident, and, ostensibly, it will continue to push ahead with its efforts to upgrade its concealed by creating more compact and light charges.»

Meanwhile, North Korea has then again unleashed a torrent of abuse towards the US via its state-run media escape.

It said: “The nuclear force of the DPRK has become a strong deterrent for rigidly protecting peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Northeast Asia and creditably bond the sovereignty and the rights to existence and development of the Korean nation.”

The statement also arranges clear the regime believes it believes its nuclear programme must go on because of the “tragic situation of the war-torn non-nuclear countries which turned the targets of invasion and plunder by the US.”