How North Korea Tests Nuclear Bombs While Evading International Scrutiny

Without proper evidence, none of the threats declared by the reclusive country can be confirmed or denied.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched the ground jet test of a Korean-style high-thrust engine newly developed by the Academy of the National Defence Science in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on March 19, 2017. KCNA/via ReutersATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS.ֺ TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched the ground jet test of a Korean-style high-thrust engine newly developed by the Academy of the National Defence Science in Pyongyang on March 19, 2017. Credit: KCNA/REUTERS
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched the ground jet test of a Korean-style high-thrust engine newly developed by the Academy of the National Defence Science in Pyongyang on March 19, 2017.Credit: KCNA/REUTERS
A view of the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the spot, in Pyongyang February 13, 2017. Credit: KCNA/REUTERS
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un smiles as he visits Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, Pyongan province for the testing of a new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile, April 9, 2016.Credit: © KCNA KCNA / Reuters/REUTERS
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ballistic rocket launching drill of Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the KPA on the spot in Pyongyang March 7, 2017.Credit: KCNA/REUTERS

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