North Korea may brace for contact with outside world

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12 Octubre, 2017

"In particular, it seems to reflect the need to match the title of Chinese diplomatic counterparts".

The information, that included wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea, was from the country's defence ministry, according to Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker.

In May of this year, South Korea's Defense Ministry said the North was believed to be behind the military's online network, but did not say what had been leaked.

Tillerson has meanwhile revealed that the U.S.is probing North Korea to see whether it is interested in dialogue and has multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang.

Mr Milley, US army chief of staff, was speaking to reporters at the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting in Washington, US. "Trump will likely do something like that and his aides are making the relevant preparations", the source told Yonhap News Agency.

"They looked around Panmunjom and Observation Post Ouellette", the source said on the condition of anonymity.

Fitch Ratings on Thursday reaffirmed South Korea's sovereign credit rating at AA-, its fourth highest, placing it above China's and Japan's ratings.

According to Rep. Rhee Chul-hee of the ruling Democratic Party, a trove of operational schemes drafted by the South Korea and the US militaries were leaked by hackers of North Korean origin, who breached South Korea's military intranet and internet server in September last year.

The government said that there are no specific signs that confirm North Korea's reopening of the Kaesong Industrial Complex, though some bus movements and illuminated street lamps have been spotted.

U.S. officials said Trump will touch on the North Korea issue in his upcoming trip to the region. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have exchanged insults throughout the summer, with Trump calling Kim "Rocket Man" and Kim calling Trump a "dotard."

The country has said that it had successfully tested miniaturised hydrogen bomb which could be loaded onto a long-range missile.

Former President Barack Obama made a trip to an outpost on the border in 2012.


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