S Korea steps up nuke monitoring

Foreign minister says no evidence North is preparing for another test.

    North Korea's first nuclear test in October
    sparked protests in the South [EPA]
    Last week US television network ABC cited US officials as saying they believed North Korea was preparing to test another nuclear device.
    However, on a visit to the Philippines for a meeting of Asian leaders, Song Min-soon, the South Korean foreign minister said that while increased activity had been sighted near a suspected test site, there was no evidence that a test was on the cards.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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