North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s top military deputy met with a senior Communist Party official in China as ties between the allies showed strain over the North’s nuclear ambitions and the seizure of a fishing boat.
North Korea fired three short-range missiles yesterday as it showcased its military ambitions in defiance of international sanctions and diplomatic efforts to convince the totalitarian state to return to talks.
An aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met a senior North Korean party official in Pyongyang, raising the possibility of an easing in regional tensions after months of threats from the totalitarian state.
A delegation led by aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in capital Pyongyang today, North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency says without giving further details. * Kyodo News reported Iijima arrived in North Korea by air: NSN MMS5J36JIJVX <GO>