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North Korea

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.

North Korea says open to another summit with South

The sister of North Korean leader says Pyongyang is open to another summit with the neighboring south if mutual “respect” and “impartiality” between the two countries can be guaranteed.

North Korea rejects calls for formal end to Korean War

North Korea has refused to agree to a formal end to the Korean War, which ended in 1953 with an armistice but not through a formal treaty.

N. Korea calls South’s submarine-missile test ’clumsy’

North Korea has blasted South Korea’s recent submarine-missile launch, slamming Seoul’s attempt as “sloppy” and “self-comforting”.

Satellite photos show North Korea expanding nuclear facility

Satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex.

UN concerned over North Korea missile launch

Member states of the UN Security Council have gathered behind closed doors for an emergency meeting about North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, which they consider a “major threat”, according to France’s ambassador to the UN, Nicolas de Riviere.

S. Korea says tested submarine-launched ballistic missile

South Korea says it successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Wednesday. This comes after Seoul claimed that North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan.

South Korea says North launched two ‘ballistic missiles’

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced on Wednesday that the neighboring North had fired what is believed to be two ballistic missiles towards the exclusive economic zone of Japan.

North Korea calls US war in Afghanistan ‘human rights crime’

North Korea denounced the US-led war in Afghanistan as a "human rights crime", accusing Washington of committing "atrocities of mass destruction" against innocent people of the war-hit country.

North Korea says has tested new cruise missile

North Korea state media reported that Pyongyang has tested a new long-range cruise missile. The launch took place over the weekend, and saw the missile successfully hitting its target, according to the report.

North Korea holds nighttime military parade

North Korea has held a nighttime military parade in the capital Pyongyang to mark the founding anniversary of the nuclear-armed country.

Trump Becomes First US President to Enter North Korea

US President Donald Trump has made history as the first sitting American president to step onto North Korean soil.

“North Korea, Winner of Kim-Trump Historic Summit”

A political analyst says the agreement reached between the US and North Korean leaders is mostly in the interests of Pyongyang.

“China’s Secret Deal with US Forced Kim to Meet Trump”

Hassan Beheshtipour, a senior international expert, says a secret agreement between China and the US was the main factor that forced North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un to sit for talks with US President Donald Trump.

“Trump-Kim Deal Increases Possibility of Korean Reunification”

An Iranian political analyst believes the agreement signed by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday can prepare the grounds for the possible reunification of the two Koreas.

Trump’s Deal with Kim Jong-un Grabs Headlines in Iran

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, June 13, and picked headlines from 29 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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