Russia has requested to hold closed UN Security Council consultations on sanctions against North Korea on November 8, official spokesman for the Russian Permanent Mission to the UN Fyodor Strzhizhovsky told TASS on Wednesday.
North Korea has warned the United States it will "seriously" consider returning to a state policy aimed at building nuclear weapons if Washington does not end its tough economic sanctions against Pyongyang.
The United Nations Security Council should reconsider its sanctions against Pyongyang, deputy foreign ministers of Russia, China and North Korea said in a joint communique released after their consultations in Moscow on Wednesday.
International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea's dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, after a meeting with Kim Jong-un in which he said "significant progress" was made towards denuclearization.
Three months after his last trip to North Korea, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading back to Pyongyang to meet Kim Jong-un and other top officials as the Trump administration seeks some tangible progress finally on its pursuit of the state’s denuclearization.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he seeks “bigger outcome at a faster pace” in a three-day summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang than the two leaders of the Korean Peninsula have achieved so far.
North Korea has relaunched the "Mass Games" titled "the Glorious Country" that involves a formation of glowing drones, lasers and stadium-sized gymnastics shows to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country's founding.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he will not take any unilateral steps towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and is instead awaiting a US response to the measures Pyongyang has already taken, a senior Russian official who met him this weekend says.
Thousands of North Korean troops followed by artillery and tanks paraded through Pyongyang Sunday as the country celebrated its 70th birthday, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Severe flooding in North Korea has killed at least 76 people with nearly the same number missing and thousands left homeless by the destruction, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Thursday.