April 20, 2010 / 5:34 AM / 9 years ago

U.S. sceptical of report North Korea prepares atomic test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (2nd L) visits a construction site of the Heechon Power Plant at an undisclosed place in North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's official news agency KCNA, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/KCNA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has doubts about a South Korean media report that North Korea is making preparations to conduct a third nuclear test, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

“We are sceptical of that report,” State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters.

Editing by Sandra Maler

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