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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Six members of South Korean nongovernmental organization "Alliance of movements for the freedom of Korea" on Monday evening launched towards the DPRK 20 large balls with half a million leaflets telling about "the truth about the horrors of the Korean war," reads the press release of the organization at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
The leaflets were launched from the village of Tahini pertaining to border city Paju. The village is located 7 km from the river Imjingang, which is on the West coast of the Korean Peninsula is the military demarcation line separating North and South Korea. 20 kilometers North-West from this place is the Kaesong industrial complex, where earlier in response to the ongoing sending of propaganda leaflets by South Korean activists had blown up the inter-Korean liaison office.
Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov discussed with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Moscow, Lee SOK PAE the situation on the Korean Peninsula, given the recent deterioration of inter-Korean relations, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
At the initiative of the Korean side was arranged a telephone conversation Morgulov and South Korean Ambassador.
Senior officials of the security Service of South Korea held Thursday a regular meeting of the national security Council (NSC), which discussed the current crisis in relations with the DPRK and the readiness of the troops of the country to provocations from the North Korean side, said the presidential administration of RK.
"Today in the afternoon held a meeting of the NSC chaired by the head of the Department of national security under the President of Kazakhstan Chon Th Ena. The permanent members of the NSC discussed the situation with North Korea lately, and especially checked the readiness of our troops to confront and observe (for the DPRK – ed.). The permanent members reiterated the position that it is necessary to observe the inter-Korean agreement, and agreed to continue efforts to counter the increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula", - stated in the message of administration of the President of Kazakhstan.
North Korea has sent staff to some of their security posts inside the demilitarized zone, which was released earlier agreement with South Korea, reports Yonhap news Agency citing military sources.
The General staff of the DPRK on June 17 said it is considering a plan for the introduction of troops in the border areas and resumption of military exercises. In the tourist area of MT. and industrial zone in Kaesong units will be deployed the level of the regiment and firing part. In addition, North Korea promised to restore civilian police to the posts of the military police in the demilitarized zone. Units were withdrawn and the piece of equipment dismantled in accordance with the military agreement of the North and South from September 2018.
The US President Donald trump has extended for one year with effect from 2008 sanctions against North Korea, according to the text of the notice signed by trump, circulated Wednesday by the White house.
This mode, providing penalties, was announced by presidential decree on 26 June 2008.
North Korea will once again put the military in the area Casona and the surroundings mountains kymgansan on the border with South Korea, said in a statement the General staff of the DPRK, published by the North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA).
On Tuesday, the South Korean authorities announced that North Korea blew up the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. Later, Pyongyang declared a "total destruction" of the coordination office.
South Korea requested the possibility of sending a special envoy to the DPRK for talks with the country's leader Kim Jong-UN, but was refused, betraying North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA).
As reported, first Deputy head of the Department of propaganda and agitation of the Central Committee of the WPK Kim Jeong "strictly forbidden" to agree to such a "disingenuous offer", as it is nothing more than "tricks" of Seoul. The Agency also notes that the idea of the South about sending messengers from the beginning was unrealistic, given what "unprecedented state of anti-epidemic measures" being taken in the DPRK because of the pandemic coronavirus, so any entry into the territory of the country.
The number of nuclear weapons in the world is shrinking thanks to the efforts of Russia and the United States, however, possess such weapons, countries continue to modernize, follows from the data published in the Yearbook of the Stockholm international Institute for peace studies (SIPRI).
Experts of the Institute noted that in the early 2020 from nine countries - the US, Russia, UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea - was about 13.4 thousand nuclear warheads. It is less than the beginning of 2019, then the countries of the "nuclear club" was almost 13.9 thousand warheads.
The Ministry of unification of South Korea said that the government is serious about the current cooling of relations with North Korea, but both countries must continue to abide by all existing agreements.
Statements were made following the meeting of the National security Council (NSC) of Kazakhstan, which took place shortly after midnight on Sunday with the participation of heads of foreign Affairs, Ministry of defense and Ministry of unification and the head of the National intelligence service With Huna.
Enemies, traitors and scum can not expect that their plans will work out, it's time to bring with them scores for crimes and completely cease contact — so North Korea explained the intention to break with the southern neighbor. The whole world once again drew attention to the Korean Peninsula. What Pyongyang is angry at Seoul, versed RIA Novosti.
The operator of the point of contact at the House of peace on the border between the two Koreas is watching the screen and two tubes. Green — outgoing calls, red — incoming. At the appointed time — silence: the threat of Pyongyang to block line was not a "paper tiger".
The Ministry of unification of South Korea said Wednesday that the government began the process of filing a complaint to the Prosecutor's office on two organizations of North Korean defectors who send propaganda leaflets to the DPRK.
The government filed charges in violation of the law on inter-Korean cooperation against the head of the Alliance of the movement for free North Korea, Park sang HAK and movement "Chunsam" Pak Chong About and demanded to cancel the authorization to conduct business for both organizations. In fact, it violated a rule about obtaining the right to transport things across the border. The argument of the government was that by sending leaflets to the North, the activists endangered the safety of people living in border areas.
A former adviser to the US President for homeland security John Bolton will release his book about working on this post on June 23, even without receiving official permission from the White house, reports the Washington Post, citing informed sources.
A memoir of Bolton The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir ("the Room where it happened: memories of the White house")
North Korea has stopped answering phone calls from South Korea to the coordination office between the authorities of the two Koreas, however, the "hot line" communication of the military departments of the two sides working fine, according to the received on Monday, reports from Seoul.
The representative of the Ministry of national unification Republic of Korea E San Ki said at a briefing that "today in the morning was a planned attempt to contact by phone with North Korea, however, currently North Korea is not responding".
Seoul is promoting the joint with the Pyongyang project the prevention of epidemiological diseases to combat COVID-19, said the Ambassador of South Korea in Moscow, Lee SOK PAE.
In addition, Seoul is promoting the project "comprehensive inter-Korean cooperation in the field of health and medicine", which goes beyond the fight against coronavirus, the Ambassador added.
The Ministry of unification of South Korea has demanded from the activists to stop sending the DPRK propaganda leaflets after a few hours after North Korea threatened to abandon the agreement on the reduction of military tension and joint projects with the South if Seoul did not stop the campaign in its territory.
Previously, the Agency KCNA issued a statement of the first Deputy head of Department of the Central Committee of the workers ' party of Korea and the sister of the country's leader Kim Jong-UN Kim yo-Jong, in which she said that South Korea will face serious consequences if Seoul did not stop the spread of propaganda leaflets in North Korea. In particular, it threatened a complete halt to the already abandoned, created in conjunction with the South industrial Park of Kaesong, the closure of the coordination office and even a possible cancellation of the military agreement South and North Korea, which, in her opinion, and so does not have any actual value.