A senior North Korean official denied a report that Pyongyang was giving nuclear expertise to Syria, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday.
The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, last week reported that intelligence gathered over the past six months had led some US officials to believe Syria was receiving help from North Korea on some sort of nuclear facility.
The intelligence, including satellite imagery, suggested the facility could be used to produce material for nuclear weapons, the Post said.
"They often say things that are groundless," Yonhap quoted Kim Myong-gil, deputy chief of the North Korean mission to the United Nations, as saying.
Kim said he had nothing more to say and hung up the phone when asked to elaborate, Yonhap said.
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