SEOUL - North Korea issued its latest nuclear threat on Saturday, two days after South Korea's defence minister said Pyongyang was making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test.
North Korea has "clarified its resolute stand that it would take countermeasures including nuclear test to protect the sovereignty and dignity of the" country, the North's official Korean Central News Agency reported, citing the ruling party's Rodong Sinmun newspaper.
The Institute for Science and International Security think tank said in a report Saturday that satellite imagery from Friday showed ongoing activities at North Korea's nuclear test site, including movement of possible vehicles, trucks and containers. The think tank said the exact timing of a test was difficult to tell.
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