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ASEAN calls for dialogue to calm tensions over NoKor nuke tests

Pentagon chief spokeswoman Dana White, however, said that "it's perilous to predict anything about what North Korea does or doesn't do, but we're continuing to monitor the situation".

Washington-based 38 North, a North Korea monitoring project, cited images taken on Nov 5 showing activity at North Korea's Sinpo South Shipyard.

"Commercial satellite imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard from November 5 indicates that North Korea is on an aggressive schedule to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine", wrote 38 North.

With the wide range of radar and electronic interference operations the USA has been using since 2014 to hamper the testing of North Korea's Musudan intermediate-range missiles showing mixed results, Washington is now contemplating a boost-phase option of having armed drones patrolling the skies over the Sea of Japan and fire heat-sensing rockets to shoot down rising North Korean ICBMs.

South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a USA envoy said it was hard to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been "no signal".

Images of a test stand indicated continued testing of a mechanism for ejection launch of missiles from a submarine.

ASEAN calls for dialogue to calm tensions over NoKor nuke tests
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North Korea is also thought to be working on a solid-fuel missile for submarine launches.

Reuters reported Friday that North Korea has ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue.

North Korea has conducted dozens of missile tests this year and its largest and biggest nuclear test on September 3.

The North Korean leader is said to rarely meet senior foreign visitors. It has not tested a missile since firing one over Japan on Sept 15.

"We reiterated our support for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner and called for the exercise of self-restraint and the resumption of dialogue in order to de-escalate tensions and create conditions conducive to peace and stability", it said.

But analysts expect Song to address the nuclear standoff, which has roiled relations between the two Cold War-era allies as China has backed United Nations sanctions on North Korea over its missile tests and sixth nuclear blast.

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