Satellite photos show North Korea nuclear readiness

This satellite image taken Dec. 2, 2012, by DigitalGlobe and annotated and distributed Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 by 38 North, the website of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, shows the traffic flow pattern at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility in North Korea, where experts suspect Pyongyang will conduct its next detonation. The 38 North Analysis says the road is dark where movement has melted the snow, and the traffic appears limited to the bypass road, the tunnel entrance and the two southern area support buildings. The analysis says the North “may be able to trigger a detonation in as little as two weeks, once a political decision is made to move forward.” (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe via 38 North) NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDITNorth Korea has repaired flood damage at its nuclear test facility and could conduct a quick atomic explosion if it chose, analysis of recent satellite photos indicates.

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