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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.
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'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 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.
US President Donald Trump has made history as the first sitting American president to step onto North Korean soil.
A political analyst says the agreement reached between the US and North Korean leaders is mostly in the interests of Pyongyang.
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.
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.