While US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in North Korea to prepare for the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump says Pompeo is bringing back three Americans held prisoners in North Korea.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has claimed that the international community remains firm on not accepting a nuclear North Korea and a "sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening behavior" was needed before the United States could talk with Pyongyang about its development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
North Korea has denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to re-designate it as a so-called state sponsor of terror, saying the move amounts to a “serious provocation" that justifies Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons.
US President Donald Trump has warned “twisted” North Korea that the international community will tolerate what he called the country’s "nuclear blackmail," pledging to shore up support for “maximum pressure” against Pyongyang.
North Korea’s ambassador to Moscow says Pyongyang is ready to deliver the "most ruthless blow" to any provocative move by the US during an ongoing joint military drill with South Korea and Japan in waters off the troubled Korean peninsula.
North Korea has labelled the Malaysian ambassador to Pyongyang as “persona non grata” and ordered him to leave the country “within 48 hours,” in an apparent tit-for-tat move after the Southeast Asian nation expelled the North’s top envoy in an unprecedented diplomatic row, which broke out between the two sides over the recent bizarre assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother in Kuala Lumpur.