Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | May 14, 2014

38 North: “Why a Nuclear Test May Not Be Imminent: Update on North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site”


Analysis of recent satellite imagery by “38 North”: “There is activity at both tunnel entrances in the South Portal area, although less than in previous imagery… The May 9 imagery indicates activity in other areas at the site as well, but none seems to show a test is ‘imminent.’…The same is true for the Main Support Area, which in the past has been a key facility used to prepare for a nuclear detonation. If a test were imminent, there would be a high level of activity, special vans used for secure communications and other vehicles spotted in the past that were unidentified but may have been somehow related to the nuclear device.”

Read the article here

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