North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons program and several countries believe it has "probably developed miniaturized nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles," according to a confidential UN report.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said there will be no more war as the country's nuclear weapons guarantee its safety and future despite outside pressure and military threats, state media said on Tuesday.
North Korea does not feel the need to have talks with the United States, which would be nothing more than "a political tool" for Washington, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Saturday, ahead of a US envoy's visit to South Korea.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday accepted the resignation of the minister responsible for relations with North Korea, as tensions with Pyongyang rise over the activities of defectors in the South and stalled diplomacy.
A day after North Korea suspended communication hotlines with South Korea over defectors who send propaganda and contraband into the North, South Korea said it would take legal action against two organizations that conduct such operations.
North Korea lashed out at South Korea over recent military drills, while leader Kim Jong-un sent a personal message to China’s Xi Jinping to congratulate him on that country’s success in controlling the coronavirus, state media reported on Friday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is “alive and well”, a top security adviser to the South’s President Moon Jae-in said, downplaying rumors over Kim’s health following his absence from a key anniversary.
A pro-unification organization in South Korea in a statement called for the lifting of the United States illegal sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Iraq amid the spread of the new coronavirus in the world.