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China summons N. Korean ambassador over nuclear threat: source

BEIJING, April 8 (Yonhap) -- China recently summoned the North Korean ambassador in Beijing to warn Pyongyang against provocations after the North threatened to carry out another nuclear test, a diplomatic source said Tuesday. North Korean Ambassador to China Ji Jae-ryong was summoned by China's foreign ministry and received a message that China would "clearly oppose any nuclear tests and medium- and long-range missile tests by North Korea," the source briefed on the matter said.

China summons N. Korean ambassador over nuclear threat: source

BEIJING, April 8 (Yonhap) -- China recently summoned the North Korean ambassador in Beijing to warn Pyongyang against provocations since the North's threat to carry out another nuclear test, a diplomatic source said Tuesday. North Korean Ambassador to China Ji Jae-ryong was summoned by China's foreign ministry and received a message that China would "clearly oppose any nuclear tests and medium- and long-range missile tests by North Korea," the source briefed on the matter said.

Germany summons North Korean envoy to protest against nuclear test

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany summoned the North Korean ambassador on Monday to protest against an announcement that the country is planning a new nuclear test, after it test-fired medium-range missiles. "The Foreign Ministry summoned the North Korean ambassador, Ri Si Hong, in light of the announcement of a further nuclear test from the North Korean government," the ministry said.

N. Korea slams South for test-firing ballistic missile

SEOUL, April 7 (Yonhap) -- North Korea blasted South Korea Monday for test-firing a ballistic missile capable of reaching all parts of the communist country, threatening strong retaliation against any provocation. Late last month, South Korea successfully tested the ballistic missile with a range of 500 kilometers and a payload of 1 ton at a firing range southwest of Seoul, which hit the intended target.

Hagel due in Beijing after reassuring Tokyo on security ties

BEIJING, April 7 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was to arrive in Beijing Monday for discussions on global and regional security issues, including North Korea's nuclear program, after reassuring Tokyo of Washington's commitment to its defense posture. China is Hagel's third stop on his 10-day trip across the Asia-Pacific and his first visit to Beijing as the U.S. defense chief at a time when regional tensions have been growing amid the North's threat of a fresh nuclear test and worsening rivalry between Beijing and Tokyo.

N. Korea slams South for test-firing ballistic missile

SEOUL, April 7 (Yonhap) -- North Korea blasted South Korea Monday for test-firing a ballistic missile capable of reaching all parts of the communist country, threatening strong retaliation against any provocation. Late last month, South Korea successfully tested the ballistic missile with a range of 500 kilometers and a payload of 1 ton at a firing range southwest of Seoul, which hit the intended target. Calling the March 23 test launch a "grave provocation," the North's National Defense Academy said that Pyongyang will not sit idle and will deal sternly with provocations.

S. Korean nuke envoy in D.C. for talks on N. Korea

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea, the U.S. and Japan will seek ways to avert future North Korean provocations and discuss contingency plans in case their efforts fail, when their top point men on the communist nation gather in Washington, D.C. this week, a South Korean official said Sunday. Hwang Joon-kook, Seoul's new special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, also indicated that he may meet bilaterally with Tokyo's chief nuclear envoy.

S. Korean nuke envoy in D.C. for talks on N. Korea

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea, the U.S. and Japan will seek ways to avert future North Korean provocations and discuss contingency plans in case their efforts fail, when their top point men on the communist nation gather in Washington, D.C. this week, a South Korean official said Sunday. Hwang Joon-kook, Seoul's new special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, also indicated that he may meet bilaterally with Tokyo's chief nuclear envoy.

S. Korea's new nuclear envoy heads to U.S. for talks on N. Korea

SEOUL, April 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's new nuclear envoy left for the United States on Sunday for talks with his American and Japanese counterparts on how to deal with North Korea's latest nuclear threat, an official said. Hwang Joon-kook is scheduled to meet with Glyn Davies, Washington's special representative for North Korea policy, and his Japanese counterpart, Junichi Ihara, in Washington, D.C. on Monday, the foreign ministry official said. Hwang also plans to hold a separate bilateral meeting with Davies and Ihara, according to the official.

N. Korea slams South's missile test 'farce'

North Korea has slammed the South's recent ballistic missile test, calling it a "farce" aimed at showing off Seoul's military strength in the face of threats from Pyongyang. Seoul said Friday it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-tonne payload up to 500 kilometres (310 miles), suggesting it could hit any part of the North. The launch was carried out on March 23, just three days before the North test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles capable of striking Japan.
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