EU 'deeply concerned' about threat of new North Korea nuclear test

VIENNA (AFP) - The EU said on Wednesday it was "deeply concerned" about the threat of a new nuclear test by North Korea, amid stepped-up activity at one of its main test sites.

"The EU is deeply concerned about reports that the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) may be preparing the fourth nuclear test," EU states said in a joint statement to a meeting of the UN watchdog IAEA's board of governors in Vienna.