Seoul fears that North Korea conducts a new nuclear test `in a short preiod of time´ after detecting an increase in activity in the facilities of Punggye-ri, where they made their first two atomic tests, announced today the South Korean Defense Ministry.
`Our services have detected several signs at Kilju nuclear facilities,´ said at a press conference yesterday the South Korean Defense spokesman, Kim Min Seok, adding that South Korea `could perform a ‘flash’ nuclear test in a very short time. ´
Min Seok warned that a nuclear test by Pyongyang would cause `serious response measures´ of the international community, although he admitted the possibility that North Korea is making `false moves´ on what would be its fourth nuclear test.
The South Korean government has enabled a monitoring group of these activities in North Korea, the spokesman added.