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 activity of the DPRK in the area previously closed nuclear site in Yongbyon goes beyond the mere maintenance of order in the territory, noted American experts from the portal 38 North, after analysis of satellite images.
According to the portal, the commercial satellite images for the last year show a "small activity" in the area of nuclear scientific research center in North Korea in Yongbyon. Pictures show the periodic appearance in the area of the plant for uranium enrichment (UEP) specialized railway cars and trailers, which "can be a tank of liquid nitrogen". In addition, some ongoing construction around the main research and administrative center.
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.
The US special envoy on North Korea, assistant Secretary of state Stephen began arrived on Thursday in Tokyo after a trip to Seoul, where he discussed the issues related to the situation around the DPRK, said the Agency Kyodo.
According to him, began already met over dinner with Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan by Takeo Akiba, do, presumably, discussed the situation in connection with the adoption in China of a law on national security of Hong Kong. Japan acceded to the concerns of Western countries regarding human rights in the former British colony.
The special envoys on the DPRK from the United States and South Korea met in Seoul and discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula, inter-Korean cooperation and the resumption of negotiations with North Korea, reports Yonhap news Agency.
The US special envoy on North Korea Stephen Behan 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 between the ROK and the United States. After that, began met with his counterpart special envoy of the foreign Ministry of South Korea on issues of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula To Hoon.
The DPRK respects the choice of Russians to support the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation on national voting, reads the statement of the representative of the foreign Ministry of the Republic.
On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on amendments to the Constitution, they entered into force on 4 July. Earlier, the amendments have been approved in the nationwide vote.
USA "persistently clinging to a hostile policy" against North Korea, not ready to propose any new terms and use this subject to resolve the political crisis, therefore, North Korea sees no need for negotiations at the highest level and he was shocked by reports about a possible summit, the statement said the first Deputy foreign Minister of the DPRK Choi Seon-Hee, published by the North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA).
Earlier, after the aggravation of inter-Korean relations, the media and experts from different countries, and some officials said about the necessity and even the possibility of holding a summit between the DPRK and the United States. Hope to summit before the presidential election in the U.S. was expressed by the leader of South Korea, moon Jae-In. Also from 7 to 9 July is expected to visit South Korea, the US special envoy on North Korea Stephen Began.
Special adviser to the President of South Korea moon Jae-In on diplomacy and national security issues mun Jeong-In said in an interview with JTBC, the region remains uncertain and urged the DPRK leadership to take steps for the resumption of inter-Korean cooperation.
"North Korea needs to emerge some time later. It is critical that North Korea responded (to our appeal – ed.) as there is a need to find ways to change the situation while we're trying with great patience to maintain stability," he said.
The South Korean authorities are preparing to deny the license on the activities of two non-profit organizations, whose actions led to the aggravation of inter-Korean relations, according to news Agency Yonhap.
According to him, the Ministry of national unification Republic of Korea held hearings regarding the so-called "Coalition of the movement for free North Korea" and "Chinsen" before you deny them permission.
North Korea did not carry out demonstrations against the United States on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean war, reports Yonhap news Agency.
According to the Agency, the DPRK every year in the past carried out mass anti-American rallies in Kim Il sung square in Pyongyang on June 25, but missed the event in 2018 and 2019, after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN and U.S. President Donald trump in Singapore and Hanoi.
Inter-Korean relations can return to normal, if to start a dialogue on economic cooperation between the two countries without reference to the negotiations, the U.S.-DPRK and also offer quite a large and ongoing projects, I believe South Korean experts.
On Wednesday it became known that the Chairman of the state Council of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN on June 23 ordered will be delayed by the General staff presented the plan of measures against South Korea. Then the North Korean Internet resources began to remove articles criticizing the South Korean government and the DPRK military at the border dismantled the speakers, which only had begun to set.
Appeared today after reports that the Chairman of the state Council of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN has decided to postpone a plan of military action against South Korea, North Korea Internet resources, designed for foreign propaganda began to remove articles criticizing the sending of anti-North Korean leaflets, reports South Korean Yonhap news Agency.
According to him, websites "Korea today", "Echo of unification" and "Echo", disappeared 13 articles published in the midnight, 6 hours before the publication of the decisions taken at the previous meeting of the fifth session of the Central military Commission of the workers ' party of Korea chaired by Kim Jong-UN.
Former White house adviser for national security John Bolton said that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN originally wanted to hold a summit with US President Donald trump in Pyongyang or Panmunjom, as I didn't want to be away from the North Korean capital and does not like to fly.
This is stated in his book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house," which went on sale Tuesday.
Balloons with anti-North Korean leaflets sent on the eve of the South Korean nongovernmental organization "Alliance of movements for the freedom of Korea," from the frontier town of Paju on the West coast of the Korean Peninsula, was found on South Korean territory, 70 kilometers southwest of the launch site, according to Yonhap news Agency, citing the police.
Vinyl balls with a diameter of 2-3 meters, was found hanging on a tree in a mountainous area of the County hongcheon-gun province Cansado. Next also discovered several leaflets. The posters, attached to balloons, photos of Kim Jong UN, Kim Il sung, younger sister of the current leader of the DPRK Kim Yu-Jeong, and calls not to forget the history of the Korean war and to rise up against "aggressors and murderers of their own nation."
Undermining inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong is not a violation of the provisions of the agreement between South Korea and North Korea on the reduction of military tension in the region, as it has no relation to him, said on Monday the head of the South Korean Ministry of defense Jung Kyung Doo.
"It (the undermining of the office of communications – ed.) has nothing to do with the agreement of 19 September. The agreement concerns the various measures to prevent direct and accidental military conflicts and has no relation to the inter-Korean liaison office", - quotes Agency Renhap of a word of the Minister.
The DPRK re-establishes on the border of the propaganda loudspeakers that was previously dismantled on the basis of agreements with South Korea, according to Yonhap news Agency, citing a military source.
According to him, the South Korean military noticed relevant activity in the areas of forward-deployed North Korean troops. Repeaters are reported to be deployed at several points of the demilitarized zone.
The Ministry of unification of South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to "immediately" abandon its plan for the return sending propaganda leaflets to South Korean territory, reports Yonhap news Agency.
Earlier, North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korea has begun preparing leaflets for the campaign against South Korea. Promising South Korean government "hard times" and "Nemesis", the Agency reported that the mass of leaflets and campaign materials for distribution in the South already in print, and students of various institutions are preparing to begin sending them and "struggle" as soon as North Korea will allow the entrance to the border zone.
The special plane of DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN was made on Wednesday, the flight from Pyongyang to the Eastern coast of the country on the background of aggravation of relations with South Korea, has transferred from Seoul news Agency Yonhap.
Jet an-148, which, presumably, flies, Kim Jong UN, was spotted by asiatically at 10.00 local time (04.00 GMT) and was moving in an easterly direction until the signal disappeared in the province of Hamgyong.
Russia urging South Korea and the DPRK to exercise maximum restraint and responsibility, said Wednesday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"We urge the Korean sides to show restraint, to exercise maximum responsibility for the events on the Peninsula, for maintaining a quiet, stable situation. I hope that this appeal will be heard," said Lavrov at a press conference following a special meeting via videoconference with the heads of foreign ministries of the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the issues of responding to the challenges of the pandemic coronavirus.
The South Korean authorities should not pass on Pyongyang the responsibility for the elimination of the office of inter-Korean ties, as Seoul was the first to break the agreement, if such charges continue, the DPRK can remember about the idea of turning Seoul into a "sea of fire", said in published comments of the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA).
"If the (South Korean government) can't follow the language, then we can again think have long forgotten the idea of turning Seoul into a sea of fire," writes KCNA.
The Minister of national unification of South Korea, Kim Yong Chol filed on Wednesday resign due to the deterioration of relations with the DPRK, conveyed from Seoul, the Yonhap news Agency.
"I decided to leave, taking full responsibility for the deterioration of inter-Korean relations", - quotes Agency the words of the Minister.
The South Korean military has expressed deep concern over the DPRK's decision to cease to comply with the agreement with the South and declared that in the event of hostilities Pyongyang will have to pay the price.
CSA has noted the head of military operations for the joint chiefs of staff of South Korea Chung Dong Jin, the DPRK's actions "nullify all together made for more than 20 years of results and efforts to progress inter-Korean relations and peace on the Korean Peninsula."
North Korea is considering a plan for the introduction of troops in the border areas and resumption of military exercises, the statement of the representative of the General staff of the Korean people's army, which leads the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA).
Located near the border zones of inter-Korean cooperation in the Kaesong and the mountains kymgansan was created in the early 2000-ies. Kaesong, located less than 50 kilometers from Seoul, is considered one of the main directions for the promotion of North Korean troops to the South in the event of hostilities. Prior to the start of construction of industrial complex in 2003, on its Eastern edge was located several divisions, armed with tanks and armored personnel carriers, and artillery brigade with self-propelled guns and RZSO are able to strike the South Korean capital.
Strained relations with Seoul, Pyongyang may raise rates at negotiations with Washington on the nuclear program, but also expressed dissatisfaction with the progress of inter-Korean dialogue, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Earlier it became known that North Korea has destroyed the connection of inter-Korean office in Kaesong.
The IAEA monitors the nuclear program of the DPRK, using satellite imagery and open sources of information, said on Monday the head of the Agency and Rafael Grossi.
"The Agency continues to monitor the DPRK's nuclear programme using open-source information and satellite imagery. We remain ready to play an important role in monitoring the DPRK's nuclear programme, if there was a political agreement between countries concerned," said Grossi, speaking before the Agency's Board of governors.
UN Secretary-General deplores the recent loss of contact between Pyongyang and Seoul urges U.S., North Korea and South Korea to resume dialogue to achieve the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, said at a briefing the official representative of the Secretary-General Stefan Dujarric.
According to him, June is a symbolic month for the Korean Peninsula. "This Friday, June 12, will be the second anniversary of the first meeting of the leaders of the DPRK and the United States. Monday, June 15, will be the 20th anniversary of the first meeting of the leaders of the two Koreas. The Secretary General hopes that the parties will use anniversaries in June in order to redouble the efforts for the resumption of negotiations in order to achieve sustainable peace, complete, verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," he said.
The North Korean military stopped responding to calls on military lines of communication, have informed Agency Renhap, the representative of the Ministry of defence of the Republic of Korea.
According to him, the South Korean military today in the morning tried to make a call on the military lines on the Western and Eastern parts of the border, but no one answered. Left unanswered attempts to communicate through the Navy through the international network of communication of merchant ships.
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 Minister of foreign Affairs of the DPRK Lee Seon Gwon on Thursday discussed with China's Ambassador to Pyongyang Whether Tzintzuni the situation around Hong Kong, reports the Central cable Agency of Korea (KCNA).
The North Korean Minister stressed that the question of Hong Kong is an internal affair of China, and the interference of foreign forces violates China's sovereignty and international law. Pyongyang will continue to actively support the position of the party and government of China on ensuring the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of the country, added Lee Seon Gwon.
The North Korean foreign Ministry has rejected US charges that Pyongyang poses a threat to cyber security.
In April, the state Department, Treasury, FBI and Department of homeland security has submitted a report with recommendations to counter the threat from North Korea in cyberspace. According to American authorities, the DPRK's actions in cyberspace that have been called the "Hidden snake" "represent a significant threat to the integrity and stability of the international financial system".