According to the UN, North Korea prepares to conduct the first test since 2017 nuclear weapons. In recent months, construction work has been seen at an underground test site in the north of the country. This was reported on Friday, August 5, by the dpa agency, citing a confidential UN report.

“Works on Pungeri nuclear test site pave the way for more nuclear testing to develop nuclear weapons,” the report says. According to the UN, satellite images of the site show that the DPRK is repairing the Pungeri tunnel network, as well as rebuilding structures that were demolished in 2018 during negotiations with the US.

Observers have been expressing concern for months that North Korea, after numerous missile tests could conduct the first nuclear test in five years. In June, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also recorded activity at the Pungeri test site, where North Korea conducted six nuclear tests from 2006 to 2017.

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