North Korea could hold nuclear test on coming anniversary: US envoy

SpaceWar.com reports: “Pyongyang is ignoring US overtures for talks and could be planning its first nuclear weapon test in nearly five years for its April 15 holiday, the State Department’s top North Korea envoy said Wednesday.

Sung Kim, the Special Representative for North Korea Policy, said Washington thinks Pyongyang could be planning a big show of its growing nuclear weapons capacity on the annual holiday next week, which will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, who founded the modern Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

‘We are worried that in connection with the upcoming April 15 anniversary, the DPRK may be tempted to take another provocative action,’ Kim told reporters, referring to North Korea’s recent ballistic missile test launches.

‘I don’t want to speculate too much, but I think it could be another missile launch, it could be a nuclear test,’ he said…”

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