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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.

Russia mirror response to cybersale EU

Cybersale of the EU towards structures of Russia, China and the DPRK based on unsubstantiated and contrived pretext, these actions will not remain without the answer, diplomacy is mirrored, the commentary said Russian foreign Ministry.

"Causes bewilderment and regret were adopted by the Council of the European Union on 30 July a decision on the imposition of unilateral restrictive measures in respect of a number of citizens and organizations of Russia and China and the DPRK. Again all made unproven, under the false pretext of involvement in certain cyber incidents that have taken place in the past. The political background of this step is obvious," - said in comments posted on the website of the Russian depodesta.

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.

Kim Jong UN held a meeting of the Central military Commission of the party

DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN on Saturday presided over the enlarged meeting of the Central military Commission of the ruling workers ' party of Korea, where he discussed further strengthening of forces, "military deterrence," reports the North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA).

After the expanded portion of the meeting held another closed meeting. "In the course of the closed session of the CEC of the party reviewed the strategic objectives and readiness for operations and mobilization leading military units in connection with the Korean Peninsula military situation and potential military threat, and discussed key issues to further strengthen the forces of military deterrence," reports KCNA.

Seoul has proposed to hold inter-parliamentary talks with North Korea

The speaker of South Korean National Assembly Pak Ben SOK of Korea proposed to hold talks between the parliaments of the two countries.

"Inter-Korean relations are crucial for the Korean Peninsula. The National Assembly takes the first step, I officially invite the representative of the Supreme people's Assembly of the DPRK to negotiate between the parliaments of the North and South," said Pak Ben SOK in his speech in Parliament at a ceremony to mark the 72nd Day of the Constitution.

In the DPRK, said the lack of interest in "useless" summit with the US

First Deputy head of the Department of the Central Committee workers ' party of Korea Kim yo-Jong, is the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, have rejected the possibility of holding a new summit, the DPRK-US to the end of the year. This is stated in its statement, published by the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea.

According to her, the summit will depend on the attitude of heads of the States, and no one can know for sure what decision they will take, but there are a number of reasons why a meeting can not take place.

The US said it was ready to negotiate with North Korea

The US special envoy on North Korea Stephen Behan said that the United States recognize the importance of inter-Korean cooperation and is ready for dialogue with North Korea, which only need to designate a competent negotiator, reports Yonhap news Agency.

Began arrived in Seoul on 7th July and has already held meetings with key South Korean diplomats, including foreign Minister Kang Kyong Hwa and her the first Deputy Cho Se Ena, a meeting which lasted about an hour. The sides discussed North Korea, coronavirus and cooperation of the Republic of Korea with the United States. After that, began met with his counterpart, special representative of the foreign Ministry of South Korea on issues of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula To Hoon.

Media: the delegation of the USA was tested for COVID-19, arrived in South Korea

US Undersecretary of state Stephen Behan and his accompanying delegation were tested for coronavirus COVID-19 on arrival in South Korea, passed on Tuesday, the Yonhap news Agency, citing data from the American Embassy in Seoul.

On the same day of began arrived on a military plane at the U.S. airbase in Osan Pyeongtaek, a three-day visit for talks on North Korea.

The British Embassy told about the new sanctions regime

The new regime of sanctions includes asset freezes and travel bans to the UK, stated in the message of the British Embassy in Russia, located in telegrams channel.

According to a report in the UK takes effect independent of the sanctions regime (Global Human Rights sanctions regime) which will allow to impose restrictive measures on individuals and entities, according to the British side seriously violate human rights.

South Korea expressed readiness to facilitate the dialogue between the United States and the DPRK

The South Korean authorities expressed readiness to assist the dialogue between the United States and North Korea, despite Pyongyang warning that it sees no need for U.S.-North Korean negotiations.

"Invariable is the stand of the government (South Korea) to make efforts for the early convening of the North Korean-us dialogue aimed at denuclearization and building enduring peace on the Korean Peninsula", - quotes Agency Renhap the statement of the representative of the South Korean Ministry of national unification.

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