North Korea nuclear test would face "firm" U.N. action: South Korea

UNITED NATIONS Mon Feb 4, 2013 1:10pm EST

South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak (C) talks with officials at an underground bunker, which is the national crisis management center at the presidential Blue House in Seoul in this picture provided by the Blue House on February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Blue House/Handout

South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak (C) talks with officials at an underground bunker, which is the national crisis management center at the presidential Blue House in Seoul in this picture provided by the Blue House on February 3, 2013.

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - 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 Monday.

"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."

(Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Comments (8)
Harry079 wrote:
Like what?

Take the New Great Leader’s X-Box away?

Feb 04, 2013 2:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Airplanedoc wrote:
The UN can’t even take his X-box away. They don’t have any authority to do anything more than to “strongly condemn these actions”.

Feb 04, 2013 2:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:
Firm U.N. action? HA! Their actions are as firm as Rosie ODonnell’s waistline! Check out Syria, Mr. U.N. How’s that going?

Feb 04, 2013 3:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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