North Korea

There is No Indication That North Korea is About to Conduct a Nuclear Test

According to South Korean officials


South Korean officials have said there are no indications that the North is about to carry out a nuclear test.

A defence ministry spokesman said while activity had been detected at the Punggye-ri underground test site, it appeared to be routine.

South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae had earlier said there were indications a test was being prepared.

Meanwhile the North has said it is withdrawing all its workers from the shared Kaesong industrial complex.