North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, is expected to attend the United Nations General Assembly next month to announce plans for a nuclear test, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Friday.
A government official told the news agency that the announcement is expected within days, Yonhap cited Kim’s spokesman as saying.
North Korea has conducted three nuclear tests in the last two decades.
Kim is likely to give a speech, according to the official, who said that Kim will be “more assertive” after the announcement.
Kim was expected to be a keynote speaker at the session, Yonabu said, adding that the North Korean government is working to strengthen ties with the United States and China.
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