US 'sceptical' of report on NKorea's plans for 3rd nuke test

US `sceptical` of report on NKorea`s plans for 3rd nuke test Washington: The United States is "skeptical" of a media report that says North Korea is going ahead with its third nuclear test.

"We are skeptical of that report. But obviously it's an area that we watch intensively," Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P J Crowley said Tuesday.

"We will keep watching, you know, for evidence of any provocative activity. But I would be skeptical of that report," he said.

Crowley was responding to a question on a South Korean media report stating that Pyongyang has begun preparations for another nuclear test, possibly in May or June.