MOSCOW, June 15 (RIA Novosti) - North Korea has
scaled down activity at its nuclear facilities after announcing
plans for a new nuclear test, a source in Russia's General
Staff said on Monday citing intelligence data.
"Data currently available, including satellite surveillance
data, indicate that the intensity of movement in the area of
the nuclear facilities has declined in the last few days," the
official said. "This means the North Koreans have either
completed preparations for another underground test or opted
for a pause."
The UN Security Council on Friday toughened previous sanctions
against North Korea and imposed new ones following Pyongyang's
nuclear test May 25.
The fifteen Council members supported resolution 1874,
which expands the arms embargo and allows searches of the
nation's ships on high seas, but does not authorize use of
North Korea said on Saturday it would respond with war to
attempts by the United States and its allies to isolate the
country, and that it would start enriching uranium and using
plutonium for military purposes.