A ground test of a heavy-lift engine meant for a new-type of intercontinental ballistic rocket at the Sohae Space Centre, in North Korea’s North Pyongyan Province. Photo: Xinhua A ground test of a heavy-lift engine meant for a new-type of intercontinental ballistic rocket at the Sohae Space Centre, in North Korea’s North Pyongyan Province. Photo: Xinhua
A ground test of a heavy-lift engine meant for a new-type of intercontinental ballistic rocket at the Sohae Space Centre, in North Korea’s North Pyongyan Province. Photo: Xinhua

North Korea is preparing fifth nuclear test, says South’s President Park Geun-hye

Speculation about a fifth nuclear test increased last month when the North’s state media cited leader Kim Jong Un as ordering a test of a nuclear warhead and ballistic missiles capable of carrying warheads

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis
A ground test of a heavy-lift engine meant for a new-type of intercontinental ballistic rocket at the Sohae Space Centre, in North Korea’s North Pyongyan Province. Photo: Xinhua A ground test of a heavy-lift engine meant for a new-type of intercontinental ballistic rocket at the Sohae Space Centre, in North Korea’s North Pyongyan Province. Photo: Xinhua
A ground test of a heavy-lift engine meant for a new-type of intercontinental ballistic rocket at the Sohae Space Centre, in North Korea’s North Pyongyan Province. Photo: Xinhua
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