South Korea says military to step up monitoring of North Korea

January 6, 2016 06:47

South Korea's defense ministry said on Wednesday that the country's armed forces are stepping up their monitoring of North Korea after the isolated country said it successfully conducted a test of a miniaturized nuclear device.

Separately, South Korea's Yonhap News agency said President Park Geun-hye will preside over a national security council meeting at 0430 GMT.

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