SEOUL – The US envoy to the United Nations made a trip to the world’s most fortified border separating the two Koreas yesterday and vowed to further isolate the North over its nuclear weapons programme.
Ms Samantha Power’s trip to the heavily guarded Demilitarised Zone came amid growing concerns that Pyongyang may carry out another nuclear test or launch a long-range rocket today to mark the anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers’ Party and the 10th anniversary of its first nuclear test on Oct 9, 2006. Its fifth and most powerful nuclear test was carried out on Foundation Day on Sept 9.
A US-based monitoring group, 38 North, has said satellite imagery showed an increase in activity at the North’s nuclear test site that could signal preparations for a new test.
SOURCES: New Now/The Strait Times Online