[정치]NIS: If North Korea conducts a nuclear test, there is a possibility that it will be between October 16 and November 7

NIS “Completion of Punggye-ri Tunnel… Increased possibility of nuclear test”
“Kim Jong-eun’s ‘new face’ is Hong Yun-mi…Hyun Song-wol’s assistant”


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[앵커]

If North Korea conducts its 7th nuclear test, the National Intelligence Service has predicted that it will most likely happen between the 16th of next month and the 7th of November, between China’s 20th party congress and elections US midterms.

North Korea is also reported to be conducting large-scale vaccinations against COVID-19 in border areas.

Reporter Hong Joo-ye.

[기자]

A more concrete forecast has emerged regarding North Korea’s preparations for its seventh nuclear test.

The National Intelligence Service told the National Assembly’s Intelligence Committee that the possibility of carrying out a nuclear test has increased due to the completion of Tunnel 3 of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.

If there is a nuclear test, it is predicted that the middle of October to the beginning of November will likely take place considering international relations and the situation of Corona 19 in North Korea.

[유상범 / 국회 정보위원회 국민의힘 간사 : 10월 16일 중국 공산당 제20차 당 대회 이후와 11월 7일 미국 중간선거 사이에서, 만일 북한이 핵실험을 한다면 그 사이에 핵실험을 할 가능성이 높다(고 국정원은 예측하고 있습니다.)]

The identity of a woman who was first seen performing as Chairman Kim Jong-un earlier this month was also identified.

Hong Yun-mi, a former member of the Moranbong Band, does not replace Hyon Song-wol, but is identified by the National Intelligence Service as an assistant to Hyon Song-wol’s ceremonies.

[윤건영 / 국회 정보위원회 더불어민주당 간사 : 악단에서 2016년부터 2018년까지 드러머로 활동했고 판문점 정상회담 당시 연주자였다는 거고요. 물품이라든지 문서를 수발하는 담당 업무를 하고 있다는 것 또한 국정원에서 확인했습니다.]

In relation to some foreign media reports that Chairman Kim’s daughter could have taken part in the performance to celebrate the establishment of the regime, he drew a line that said the possibility was small.

Based on the ruling precedents of the supreme leader’s family, it is unlikely that Chairman Kim’s daughter would have been announced in that way.

The National Intelligence Service also said that the COVID-19 vaccine is being administered on a large scale at the border with North Korea.

He added that it was difficult to trust North Korea’s announcement that it had completely eliminated COVID-19, given the repeated lockdown and lifting conditions.

This is YTN Hong Joo Ye.

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