Photos show NKorea nuclear readiness

Last updated 16:28 28/12/2012

Related Links

North Korea urged to drop rocket launch plans Flight danger from North Korea missles Key dates in North Korea's missile programme North Korea's next step: a nuclear test North Korea's Kim Jong Il lives on

Relevant offers

Asia

China will lead wind power growth over next five years Bullying keeps youth suicides high in Japan Kiwi man jailed for 11 years in Borneo after being caught with methamphetamine North Korea conducts massive artillery drill on military anniversary Instead of threatening North Korea, Donald Trump should open dialogue Maoist rebels kill at least 24 Indian paramilitary soldiers US ambassador to UN warns North Korea about attacking US base or testing missile US carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act $53m Kiwi pavilion for World Expo 2020 makes 'clear economic sense', Bridges says

Recent satellite photos indicate North Korea has repaired flood damage at its nuclear test facility and could conduct a quick atomic explosion if it chose.

But analysis provided by the 38 North website to The Associated Press also shows water streaming out of a test tunnel that may cause problems.

Washington and others are pushing for UN sanctions in response to North Korea's successful long-range rocket launch December 12 that outsiders consider a cover for a banned ballistic missile test.

But there's worry that Pyongyang may respond to punishment by conducting its third nuclear test.

The analysis of GeoEye and Digital Globe satellite photos from December 13 and earlier was conducted by 38 North, the website for the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Ad Feedback

- (Live Matches)

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content