North Korea denies plans for nuclear test 'at present'
Pyongyang, June 10 (ANI): North Korea has said it has no plans to conduct a third nuclear test "at present", and has hit out at what it says is provocation from South Korea.
A foreign ministry spokesman claimed that Seoul was trying to "rattle the nerves of the DPRK in a bid to cause it to conduct a nuclear test".
According to the BBC, the denial of North Korea on nuclear tests comes weeks after satellite images suggested a "major upgrade" under way at North Korea's rocket launch site.
An analysis by a US institute suggested that work at the Musudan-ri site had shown "rapid progress" since mid-2011.
There has also been speculation that the North will conduct a third nuclear test, after the UN Security Council tightened sanctions on Pyongyang in the wake of the North's failed rocket launch in April.
The North responded with atomic tests in 2006 and 2009 after UN imposed sanctions against its rocket launches.
The US has also warned that a nuclear test would lead to a "swift and sure response" from the region, saying any such move by Pyongyang would be "a serious miscalculation". (ANI)
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