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Pyongyang continues missile and nuclear activity, South Korea’s intelligence says

November 14, 9:43 UTC+3 SEOUL

The South Korean special services are closely monitoring the activity at North Korea’s missile facilities

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SEOUL, November 14. /TASS/. North Korea keeps developing its missile and nuclear program even after the June summit between its leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, the Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday citing representatives of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service.

"Nuclear and missile-related activity is believed to be going on even after the North-U.S. summit," the news agency quoted a senior NIS official as saying. "It is presumed that activities like nuclear development and nuclear warhead miniaturization are still going on."

The South Korean special services are closely monitoring the activity at North Korea’s missile facilities, but no unusual things have been noticed there, the official said. "Seoul and Washington are sharing information [about North Korea's missiles] and closely watching its nuclear and missile facilities and activities."

The historic meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump took place at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on June 12. The parties signed a joint document, in which Pyongyang made a commitment to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula in return for US security guarantees. Trump pledged to meet Pyongyang’s demand to halt joint military drills with South Korea.

However, the sides did not specify any timeframe, agreeing that this should be defined during the next talks. Trump told a news conference in the White House last week that his new summit with the North Korean leader would be held early next year.

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