SEOUL: The nuclear test will be conducted by North Korea for the another time. South Korea's guard service said Monday, days after Pyongyang started overall judgment with its fifth and most capable test.
"An extra test could be led in a passage that branches off from the second passage or in the third passage, where arrangements have been finished," service representative Moon Sang-Gyun told columnists.
The representative declined to expound, refering to insight matters, yet said the South's military is on full battle availability to react to "further atomic tests, ballistic rocket dispatches or arrive incitement" by the North.
Refering to a unidentified government official, South Korea's Yonhap news office reported before Monday that Pyongyang had finished arrangements for another atomic test in its beforehand unused third passage at the Punggye-ri site in the upper east.
The North directed its first atomic test in October 2006 in the primary passage and the last four tests in the second passage, as indicated by Seoul's safeguard service.
In an announcement hailing the "accomplishment" of its test on Friday, the North promised to take "further measures" to expand its atomic strike power "in quality and in amount".
The yield from Friday's test was assessed at 10 kilotons, twice as much as the one Pyongyang directed just eight months before.
The North likewise gloated that the test was of an atomic warhead that could be mounted on a rocket.
The UN Security Council concurred Friday to begin take a shot at new correctional measures – despite the fact that five arrangements of UN approvals since the principal atomic test have neglected to stop the North's atomic drive.
Sung Kim, the US State Department's uncommon agent for North Korea approach, said Sunday amid a visit to Japan that Washington and Tokyo would work intently "to think of the most grounded conceivable measure against North Korea's most recent activity".
He likewise recommended that the US may dispatch its own particular approvals.
The emissary will touch base in Seoul later on Monday and hold chats with his South Korean partner Kim Hong-Kyun on Tuesday morning.