Oct 25, 2012
North Korea has kept up preparations for a new nuclear test after having carried out previous launches in 2006 and 2009, South Korea’s Defense Minister Kim Kwan-Jin told a news conference Wednesday.
“In fact, North Korea has been preparing for this for quite a long time,” Kim told a news conference with Pentagon chief Leon Panetta.
“And when the time comes for a political decision, it may in fact resort to this third nuclear test,” he said.
Kim endorsed efforts to persuade Pyongyang to resume six-nation talks on halting its drive to build nuclear weapons — the discussions have been frozen since December 2008 — and described the regime under new leader Kim Jong-Un as “quite stable.”
This article was posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 2:49 am