US, South Korea defense chiefs urge North Korea to cease nuclear activities

SEOUL- The defense chiefs of the United States and South Korea urged North Korea on Monday to immediately cease all activities related to its nuclear program and said they will have no tolerance for any further military provocation by Pyongyang.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo also expressed "grave concern" over the North's intent to conduct long-range missile launch and a nuclear test, according to a joint statement issued after they held talks.
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