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North Korea continues to develop nuclear weapons, according to media

North Korea continues to develop nuclear weapons, and some countries consider that she might develop miniature nuclear devices, writes Reuters, citing a confidential UN report.

The report of independent experts supervising UN sanctions, given the conclusions of a number of countries that the last six nuclear tests in North Korea probably helped her to develop a "miniature nuclear device that can be placed in the warheads of ballistic missiles," writes the Agency.

The EU agreed on sanctions against Russia, China and North Korea for cyber attacks

The Council of the EU on Thursday agreed to the introduction of individual restrictive measures against citizens and organizations of Russia, China and North Korea for cyber attacks that threaten the EU and member States, said in a statement from the EU Council.

The restrictive measures (asset freeze and travel ban in the EU) involve six individuals: four citizens of Russia and two to China and three organizations from Russia, China and North Korea.

The DPRK still has not fixed cases COVID-19

The DPRK still has not fixed any case of disease COVID-19, reported on Thursday official organ of the Korean workers party newspaper "Rodong Sinmun".

The DPRK on July 26, said that escaped 3 years ago in Kazakhstan the person again illegally crossed the military demarcation line between South and North Korea on July 19 and was arrested on suspicion of COVID-19 in the city of Kaesong. The tests showed "undefined result". He was placed in a rigid quarantine, the authorities identify those who had contact with him for tests and placed them in isolation.

South Korea is ready to cooperate with the DPRK in the field of anti-COVID-19

The newly appointed Minister of unification Lee In Yeong reiterated that South Korea is ready to cooperate with the DPRK in anti-COVID-19 and serious about a situation with a possible appearance of infected in the North Korean city of Kaesong near the inter-Korean border, said Yonhap news Agency.

"We are serious about quarantine in Kaesong and around and closely monitoring the situation... If it is possible to operate (with the DPRK – ed.) to combat the coronavirus, I think we should operate, always, not only in Kaesong but also at any point of North Korea", - said the Minister.

Media: North Korea in early July, experienced anti-ship missile

North Korea in early July conducted a test of anti-ship missiles as part of the regular exercises, reports Yonhap news Agency citing South Korean military.

As the Agency notes, this test is not reported in the media, as neither the South Korean military, neither the media, the DPRK announced the launch of a rocket. According to sources, the missiles "sea-view" was released from the ship in the sea of Japan on July 6 and flew less than 100 miles.

In the DPRK recommended that the staff of diplomatic missions to observe the action against COVID-19

DPRK authorities recommended that the staff of diplomatic missions in the country to adhere to anticorrosiveness measures "in connection with the threat of an outbreak in the city of Kaesong deadly and destructive disasters" after reports first case of suspected infection by the coronavirus in the country, said the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang.

Earlier it was reported that DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN decided to close Kaesong, and to isolate areas from each other as a preventive measure after reports first case of suspected infection with a new type of coronavirus in the country. On Tuesday the Central cable Agency of Korea (KCNA) reported that the DPRK has strengthened anti-epidemic measures and shut down Kaesong on the border with South Korea.

The DPRK shut down the city on the border with South Korea on the background of the epidemic COVID-19

The DPRK has strengthened anti-epidemic measures and shut down Kaesong, on the border with South Korea. This was announced by the Central news Agency (KCNA).

It is reported that the authorities took the decision after an emergency meeting of the Politburo of the ruling party. Although these measure are taken on the background of the worldwide distribution of the infection COVID-19, the KCNA virus is not expressly mentioned. Earlier, the Central newspaper of the Republic, "Rodong Sinmun" reported the threat of a catastrophe in the city.

Kim Jong UN: nuclear weapons will provide the DPRK a life without war

North Korean leader Kim Jong UN said that the forces of military and strategic deterrence of the DPRK as a country possessing nuclear weapons will forever ensure her peaceful existence and national security, reports the North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA).

Kim Jong-UN made this statement in his congratulatory speech at the 6th national gathering of veterans, held Monday in honor of the 67th anniversary of the end of the Korean war 1950-53.

In Seoul said that the defector in North Korea was not sick COVID-19

The man, identified by South Korean media as a defector, returned to the DPRK, has not been sick with coronavirus, was reported in the Central headquarters for liquidation of emergencies of RK.

The DPRK on Sunday said that previously escaped to the South a citizen three years later, again illegally crossed the military demarcation line on 19 July, returned to the country. He suspected COVID-19, the results of the tests showed uncertain results. This man was placed in a rigid quarantine, the authorities identify those who had contact with him, for the evaluations and placing them in isolation.

Kim Jong-UN shut down Kaesong because of suspected COVID-19

DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN decided to close Kaesong, and to isolate areas from each other as a preventive measure after reports first case of suspected infection with the new coronavirus in the country, informs the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA).

Politburo of the workers ' party of Korea convened an emergency meeting chaired by the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN to consider the situation in the city of Kaesong, where it was recorded suspected infection with coronavirus.

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