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Source: 38 North

The analysts gave two possible reasons for the unexpected activity at the Punggye-ri test site: either preparations had been put on “stand-by”, or this was part of a “deception plan” by the government.

“Regardless,” they said in a report, “the Punggye-ri nuclear test site appears able to conduct a sixth nuclear test at any time once the order is received from Pyongyang.”