North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued a secret order to “complete preparations for a nuclear weapons test between Tuesday and yesterday” and carry it out sometime soon, a source told the JoongAng Ilbo.
Kim also reportedly said, “The country will be under martial law starting from midnight Jan. 29 and all the frontline and central units should be ready for a war,” the source said.
The North’s state media reported Sunday that Kim convened an emergency meeting with top defense and security officials on Saturday.
The source told the JoongAng Ilbo Tuesday that Kim made six orders at the meeting including preparing a third nuclear test.
South Korean government officials confirmed that based on sources in Beijing.
The source also said that a nuclear test would come earlier than predicted.
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North Korea has been placed under martial law and Kim Jong-un has told his troops to ‘be ready for a war,’ according to a report.