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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.

American experts have noted the activity of the DPRK on the ground in Yongbyon

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.

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.

The US special envoy for DPRK began arrived in Japan

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 representatives of the United States and South Korea on North Korea held talks

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 supported the vote on the amendments to the Constitution in Russia

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.

Negotiations with the USA are meaningless, said the foreign Ministry of the DPRK

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.

South Korea urged North Korea to respond to appeals for cooperation

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 will be deprived of licenses two NGOs sending leaflets to the DPRK

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.

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