While foreign journalists in North Korea were told by the Pyongyang regime to expect a big and important event very soon, United States officials believe that Kim Jong-un is getting ready for a subterranean nuclear test.
The US military fears that North Korea is preparing to detonate a nuclear device that is located in a tunnel, which would make for the country’s 6th nuclear test. Satellite imagery is available which shows trailers and vehicles at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site and this type of activity is a tell tell sign that the test tunnel is getting prepared with com cables for an imminent nuke test.
Also, according to a website that is specialized in analyzing North Korea’s military activity, water is currently being pumped out from the tunnels at the test site, presumably for keeping them dry for the communications/monitoring equipment.
It’s interesting that foreign journalists currently visiting North Korea were told to expect a big event tomorrow . With North Korea celebrating the 105th birth anniversary of the country’s founder, president Kim Il Sung on April 15th, which is their biggest national day (Day of the Sun), about 200 foreign journalists are currently in the capital Pyongyang.
Even if North Korea’s officials did not offer details about the “big event”, it is speculated that a nuclear device could be detonated on Saturday or even earlier, with the Punggye-ri test site now primed and ready to go.
It’s important to notice that North Korea was given nuclear technology by both Clinton and Bush administrations. Donald Rumsfeld, the former DefSec under Bush presided over a two hundred million dollar contract aimed at delivering both equipment and services to North Korea, for building 2 light water reactors in January 2000. This happened while Rumsfeld was an executive director of Asea Brown Boveri (ABB).
Previously in 1994, Bill Clinton’s administration agreed to help North Korea with replacing its home-made nuclear reactors with state of the art/light water reactors, claiming that light water reactors cannot be used to make nukes, which was a blatant lie, as all nuclear reactors have the potential to make nuclear weapons.