S. Korea: N. Korea nuclear test would face 'firm' UN action

February 05, 2013

REUTERS

UNITED NATIONS--The U.N. Security Council is united on North Korea's nuclear arms program and will undoubtedly approve tough measures against Pyongyang if it carries out a new atomic test as expected, South Korean U.N. Ambassador Kim Sook said on Feb. 4.

"The North Korean nuclear test seems to be imminent," Kim, who is president of the Security Council this month, told reporters. "Obviously there are very busy activities going on at the (North Korean) nuclear test site, and everybody's watching."

"Everybody is unified and they are firm and resolute," he said. "I would expect very firm and strong measures to be taken ... once they go ahead with such provocation."

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This satellite image taken Dec. 2, 2012, by DigitalGlobe and annotated and distributed on Dec. 28, 2012 by 38 North, the website of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, shows the traffic flow pattern at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility in North Korea, where experts suspect Pyongyang will conduct its next detonation. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe via 38 North)

This satellite image taken Dec. 2, 2012, by DigitalGlobe and annotated and distributed on Dec. 28, 2012 by 38 North, the website of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, shows the traffic flow pattern at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility in North Korea, where experts suspect Pyongyang will conduct its next detonation. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe via 38 North)

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  • This satellite image taken Dec. 2, 2012, by DigitalGlobe and annotated and distributed on Dec. 28, 2012 by 38 North, the website of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, shows the traffic flow pattern at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility in North Korea, where experts suspect Pyongyang will conduct its next detonation. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe via 38 North)

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