'North Korea steps up tunnelling at nuclear test site'- Monitor

Last Updated: Jan 12 2018 18:33

A United States think tank said that North Korea stepped up tunnelling at its main nuclear test site, even as tensions cool on the peninsula following the resumption of long-stalled inter-Korean dialogue.

The respected 38North website, on Thursday, said that the satellite images showed increased activity at the Punggye-ri site, with mining carts and personnel frequently visible, and excavation waste piles growing.

“These activities underscore North Korea’s continued efforts to maintain the Punggye-ri site’s potential for future nuclear testing,” it said.