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North Korean Nukes?
North Korea could be in final stages of nuclear test preparations: report

Will this one be a ‘bang’ or just another ‘pop’?

The North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite imagery of North Korea's main nuclear test site taken over the weekend indicates that Pyongyang could be in the final stages of preparations for a sixth nuclear test, a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday.

Washington-based 38 North, a website that monitors North Korea, said the images from Saturday showed the continued presence of vehicles and trailers at the Punggye-ri test site and signs that communications cables may have been laid to a test tunnel.

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BaruchKMarch 30, 2017 8:25 AM UTC

Meh. Who cares? Let's say NK successfully detonates another nuke. That means that by concentrating all their resources, they can make a nuke every couple of years, which has some chance of going off. And then what? Are they going to nuke the Western Seaboard?