South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children through UN agencies while it also considers sending broader food aid to the country, which said it is suffering its worst drought in decades.
North Korea said on Tuesday the seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States was an illegal act that violated the spirit of a summit between the two countries’ leaders, and demanded the return of the vessel without delay.
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has called for closer bilateral cooperation with North Korea in the face of economic sanctions and punitive measures imposed by the United States against the two countries.
A senior North Korean official has strongly denounced US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his “stupid and dangerous” remarks last week that the US would “change paths” should diplomacy with Pyongyang not succeed.
North Korea’s vice foreign minister said on Tuesday that the United States will face undesired consequences if it fails to present a new position in denuclearization talks by the end of the year, state media reported.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he plans to pay a visit to North Korea in the near future in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic and the East Asian country.
Kim Jong-un has accused the US of acting in "bad faith" in talks on its nuclear arsenal, North Korean state media said Friday as he left Russia following his first summit with President Vladimir Putin.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he was looking forward to his first talks with President Vladimir Putin as he arrived in Russia on Wednesday seeking support in Pyongyang's nuclear deadlock with the United States.
North Korea has lambasted as “nonsense” remarks by US National Security Adviser John Bolton, who has called on Pyongyang to show seriousness in giving up its nuclear weapons, warning that “nothing good” will come of such comments.