After North Korea carried out its most powerful nuclear test with international condemnation the nation again is ready to conduct its another test, South Korea’s defence ministry stated.
A ministry spokesman, Moon Sang-Gyun said to reporters that another test could be carry out in a tunnel that diversifies from the second or in the third tunnel where preparations have been completed. He added the south’s military is ready to combat north’s “further nuclear tests, ballistic missile launches or land provocation”.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that Pyongyang had completed all its preparations for the next nuclear test in its previously used third tunnel at the Punggye-ri site in the northeast.
Seoul’s defence ministry stated that North Korea conducted its first nuclear test in the first tunnel. The last four tests they carried out in the second tunnel.
After the success of Friday test North Korea vowed to take “further measures” to increase its nuclear attack force in quantity and in quality.
The US State Department’s special representative for North Korea policy, Sung Kim said Washington and Japan would work closely “to come up with the strongest possible measure against North Korea’s latest action”.
Sung Kim stated “North Korea continues to present a growing threat to the region, to our allies, to ourselves, and we will do everything possible to defend against that growing threat.” He added “In addition to sanctions in the Security Council, both the US and Japan, together with [South Korea], will be looking at any unilateral measures as well as bilateral measures as well as possible trilateral cooperation.”
On Sunday Pyongyang responded and called the sanction “meaningless” and “highly laughable”.
Later on Monday the envoy will come to talk with his South Korean counterpart Kim Hong-Kyun.
After Friday’s nuclear test south Korean President Park Geun-hye said North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un that his mental condition is “spiraling out of control” and his government has “fanatic recklessness”.
North Korea’s nuclear weapons is one of the uncontrollable foreign policy problem for the US and South Korea.
North Korea gave explained that they conduct these tests to build a nuclear prevention to keep safe the nation against the United Nations. Though the war between North Korea and the US has ended but technically they are still in a war as the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended in a cease-fire. It was not a peace treaty.