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South Korea on High Alert Amid Claims North Korea Readying New Weapon Test


TOKYO (Sputnik) – South Korea’s Defense Ministry braces for a possible new nuclear detonation or a missile launch by the North ahead of an upcoming anniversary next week, the South’s media reported Friday.

“Starting today, the military will maintain heightened vigilance against any provocations by the North,” a Defense Ministry official was quoted by the Yonhap news agency as saying. South Korea’s Foreign Ministry official told the outlet on condition of anonymity they believed the North was preparing to carry out a sixth nuclear test, after exploding a warhead in August. – READ MORE

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