- South Korean officials and international experts believe that North Korea may hold a fifth nuclear test, now a rocket launch failed miserably within weeks.
The ruling North Korean Workers' Party holds a conference in early May. Leader Kim Jong-un will then probably bring his achievements in strengthening the military power of Pyongyang into the limelight. There must be something to be proud of, and a failed rocket launch is not.
,, North Korea is able at any time to take a new nuclear test, Kim Jong Un so decides, '' said a South Korean official involved in national security. After the failed rocket launch may,, additional provocations' expected.
A new missile test is not likely, if North Korea caused the failure of the launch of Friday, not outdated, says John Schilling website 38 North. The website, developments in North Korea following, reported Friday new activity at the nuclear complex nyongbyon county who points out that North Korea is collecting plutonium from nuclear waste, possible for an atomic bomb.