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North Korea preparing for new nuclear weapons test

• Terrence Aym
The poorest country in the world has one lever at its command to move the rest of the world: nuclear weapons. The powers in Pyongyang, North Korea have decided to move that lever again by beginning the construction of two new tunnels—perhaps more—at its Punggye-ri facility in northeastern North Hamgyong. Nuclear experts believe the tunnels are being excavated in preparation for the rogue country's third nuclear weapons test. The atomic blast would be generated using North Korea's fissile stockpile of plutonium. Military experts and North Korea watchers have recently estimated that the country has enough of the nuclear material to make between six to twelve nuclear bombs.