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.
The U.S. and North Korea made “a little bit” of progress in their first round of talks since the death of Kim Jong Il, though there were no breakthroughs, U.S. special representative Glyn Davies said today.
The U.S. and North Korea held “substantive and serious” talks in Beijing today in the first such meeting since Kim Jong Il died in December and his son inherited leadership of the isolated, nuclear-armed country.
The U.S. is “cautiously optimistic” about talks in Beijing today with North Korea, the first such meeting since Kim Jong Il died in December and his son inherited leadership of the isolated, nuclear-armed country.
North Korea carried out its threat to scrap the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War and cancel a cross-border hotline after the UN Security Council unanimously approved tougher sanctions over a forbidden nuclear test.