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US says ready for talks with N Korea without preconditions

US Special Representative for North Korea Sung Kim has held a meeting with South Korean Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk in Seoul.

North Korea accuses US of “double standards” over military activities

North Korea says the United States exercises "double standards" in its approach to Pyongyang's weapons program. The announcement was made in a reply to the United Nations Security Council meeting over the recent ballistic missile test by Pyongyang.

US calls for ‘sustained and substantive’ talks with North Korea

The United State has called for a “sustained and substantive dialogue” with North Korea over the country’s nuclear programme. This was announced by the US ambassador to the United Nations (UN) after the Security Council meeting over North Korea's latest missile launch. In September and October, Pyongyang conducted a series of new missile tests.

North Korea confirms tested ‘new type’ of ballistic missile

North Korea has confirmed it tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday. The fire became Pyongyang’s first of its kind since 2019, prompting international outrage.

Seoul says North fired ballistic missile towards Sea of Japan

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed the launch of a ballistic missile by the neighboring North towards the Sea of Japan on Tuesday. In September, Pyongyang conducted a series of new missile tests.

North Korea’s Un vows to build ‘invincible’ army

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to build an “invincible” military. He has also blasted hostile U.S. policies toward Pyongyang as well as its joint war games with neighboring South.

North Korea says UN exercises double standards over military activities

Pyongyang has accused the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) of applying double standard over missile tests by the member states. The UNSC held an emergency meeting on Friday over North Korea's recent missile launches but failed to agree on a joint statement.

North Korea says tested new surface-to-air missile

North Korea said on Thursday it has test-fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile. This comes two days after Pyongyang announced testing of a new hypersonic missile and one day after its leader Kim Jung Un snubbed US offer for talks due to continuing US “hostile policy”.

North Korea says tested new hypersonic missile

The Korean People's Army (KPA) successfully test-fired a new “hypersonic missile” on Tuesday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Wednesday. The move comes after Pyongyang’s representative to the United Nations has said the country has the “righteous right” to test weapons because of the “hostile” policies directed against it.

South Korea calls for restoring communication lines with North

South Korea on Sunday urged North Korea to restore the hotline between the two countries, after Pyongyang proposed an offer for an inter-Korean summit.