"There was a meeting at the foreign ministry in Pyongyand. Our ambassador attended," says Victoria Bell with the Swedish foreign ministry's press service, who spoke with Swedish Television.
"It was not direct suggestion to evacuate, but rather a probe to see if we would need any help in the event of evacuation."
The foreign ministry tells news agency TT that it is following the situation closely to get a better understanding of what is happening on the ground.
Britain has said it regards the query as part of an anti-U.S. information campaign. The Russian ambassador said he was evaluating the situation, but that everything was normal in the city.