In its best display yet in the tournament, a goal in each half from Hwang Ui-jo and Lee Seung-woo were sufficient for South Korea to seal a convincing win over Iran and set up a quarterfinal tie with 2018 AFC U23 champion Uzbekistan, which beat Hong Kong 3-0 earlier on Thursday.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, who has traveled to the Chinese capital, was told by China's President Xi Jinping on Tuesday that Beijing is willing to play a positive role in the promotion of peace on the Korean Peninsula.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday to ensure the upcoming high-stakes summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump is a success, South Korean officials said.
Japan and South Korea agreed on Monday that maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea until it takes concrete action toward addressing concerns about its nuclear weapon and missile programs, Japan’s foreign minister said.
North Korea is willing to hold talks with the United States on denuclearization and will suspend nuclear tests while those talks are under way, the South said on Tuesday after a delegation returned from the North where it met leader Kim Jong-un.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged the United States to "lower the threshold for talks" with North Korea on Monday as his aides held rare talks with a Pyongyang general on ways to defuse tensions.