North Korea's nuclear test ready "soon:" source

Reuters News
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Posted: Apr 24, 2012 2:18 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea has almost completed preparations for a third nuclear test and has the capacity to carry it out "soon," a source with close ties to Pyongyang and Beijing told Reuters.

"Soon. Preparations are almost complete," the source said when asked whether North Korea was planning to undertake a nuclear test.

The source has correctly predicted events in the past, telling Reuters about North Korea's first nuclear test in 2006 days before it took place.

(Reporting by Benjamin Kang Lim; Writing by David Chance; Editing by Jonathan Hopfner)