South Korean and US warships take part in a joint maritime
exercise in the East Sea off Pohang, about 370km southeast
of Seoul yesterday. The South says a North Korean nuclear
test 'seems imminent'. REUTERS/ Republic of Korea Joint
Chiefs of Staff/Handout
The UN Security Council is united on North Korea's
nuclear arms programme and will undoubtedly approve tough
measures against Pyongyang if it carries out a new atomic test
as expected, South Korean UN Ambassador Kim Sook says.
"The North Korean nuclear test seems to be imminent," Kim,
who is president of the Security Council this month, told
"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."