Pyongyang: US spy satellites have detected activity at the underground nuclear test site at Mount Mantap. Pyongyang and Washington have been at loggerheads as US student Otto Warmbier died after being detained by Kim.
Fears loom North Korea could finally make good on threats to detonate a sixth nuclear bomb on Wednesday to coincide with Chinese military bosses visiting the US.
Beijing has been repeatedly called on upon by Donald Trump to take a harder line on Kim. US officials have said the site is ready to explode another nuclear device, reports CNN.
Military options have been prepared and will presented to Trump should Kim’s detonate a nuke. Bombers, warships, and troops remain on standby in the Korean Peninsula as US tensions reached new highs this year with North Korea.
Chinese diplomats and military officials will be visiting Washington today and are expected to discuss Kim. Trump has said efforts by China to curb North Korea have “not worked out” on Twitter.
The president also said the US “condemns the brutality” of Kim’s regime in reference to Otto. North Korea has launched repeated missile tests this year as in a show of strength to the US.
Trump stepped up his action against the ruthless regime as he deployed his “armada” to the Sea of Japan. The US President has been called on the launch a “preemptive strike” against Pyongyang amid fears of open war.