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China agrees North Korea's nuclear activities a serious threat, says South

Published on May 26, 2014 9:38 PM
 
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se (right) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea on May 26, 2014. South Korea and China agreed on Monday, May 26, 2014, recent nuclear activity by North Korea posed a serious threat to the peace and stability of the region and Pyongyang must not conduct a nuclear test, the South said after a meeting of their top diplomats. -- PHOTO: EPA

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea and China agreed on Monday recent nuclear activity by North Korea posed a serious threat to the peace and stability of the region and Pyongyang must not conduct a nuclear test, the South said after a meeting of their top diplomats.

Renewed activity at North Korea's nuclear test site has indicated Pyongyang may be preparing a fourth nuclear test in contravention of UN sanctions.

Analysis suggested the North may be close to miniaturising a nuclear warhead to mount on a missile, alarming regional powers that have for two decades tried to rein in Pyongyang's atomic programme.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with South Korea's Yun Byung Se to discuss the North's nuclear programme and also an upcoming visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Seoul this year, South Korea's foreign ministry said.

 
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