North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived Tuesday on an unannounced visit to Beijing for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as preparations ramp up for an expected second summit with US President Donald Trump.
North Korea wants good relations with the US but could consider a change of approach if Washington maintains its sanctions, leader Kim Jong-un warned in his New Year speech Tuesday after 12 months of diplomatic rapprochement.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to meet the South's President Moon Jae-in "frequently" next year to discuss denuclearization of the peninsula in a rare letter sent to Seoul, Moon's office said Sunday.
North Korean state media say Pyongyang will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons program unless the United States removes its nuclear threat first, amid a protracted deadlock in nuclear negotiations between the two countries over the sequencing of the denuclearization process in the Korean Peninsula and the removal of international sanctions.
North Korea has denounced the administration of US President Donald Trump for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever.
North Korea on Sunday condemned the US administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to "exchanges of fire" and that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever.
North and South Korean officials inspected work to ease tension on their militarized border on Wednesday, checking on the demolition of bunkers and probing for secret tunnels, despite scant progress on persuading the North to give up nuclear arms.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday told North Korea's foreign minister that he hoped North Korea and the United States could meet each other halfway and address each other's reasonable concerns, China's Foreign Ministry said.
North Korea has decided to deport detained American citizen “Bruce Byron Lowrance” to the United States amid announcing the test of an “ultramodern tactical weapon,” the Korean Central News Agency says.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has overseen the testing of a newly developed “ultramodern tactical weapon", Pyongyang's state media reported Friday, a move seen by analysts as more of a political message than a serious provocation.
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.