North Korea planning new nuclear test, South Korean intelligence report says
April 9th, 2012
06:26 AM ET

North Korea planning new nuclear test, South Korean intelligence report says

By Paula Hancocks and Jethro Mullen

North Korea is planning a new nuclear test in the area where it staged previous atomic blasts, according to a report from South Korean intelligence officials obtained by CNN.

The intelligence report has come to light as North Korea gets ready to carry out a controversial rocket launch this week, a move that would further strain ties between the reclusive, nuclear-armed state and other countries in the region. The planned rocket launch is scheduled to take place just months after the ascendancy of its new leader.

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