North Korea has taken two Musudan missiles off launch-ready status and moved them from the country's east coast, US officials told Reuters on Monday, after weeks of concern that Pyongyang had been poised for a test-launch.
South Korea said on Thursday it was proposing formal talks with North Korea to discuss restarting work at a joint factory zone located north of the rivals' heavily armed border that was suspended in early April amid growing security tensions
The top US military officer said on Wednesday Chinese leaders had assured him that they were working on persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.
China is North Korea's main diplomatic and financial back
North Korea insisted on Tuesday that it be recognised as a nuclear weapons state, a demand the United States promptly dismissed as "neither realistic nor acceptable".
After weeks of tension on the Korean peninsula, inclu
North Korea demanded on Tuesday that it be recognised as a nuclear weapons state, rejecting a US condition that it agree to give up its nuclear arms programme before talks can begin.
After weeks of tension on the Korean peninsula,
North Korea reiterated on Saturday that it would not give up its nuclear weapons, rejecting a US condition for talks although it said it was willing to discuss disarmament.
North Korea, in a sign of a possible end to weeks of heig
Japan and the United States cannot allow North Korea to possess nuclear weapons, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishia said on Sunday after a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Kerry is in Japan for the last stop on a
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea said that it would be a "huge mistake" to test launch a medium-range missile and said the United States would never accept the reclusive country as a nuclear power.
Switzerland has offered to mediate with North Korea as tension rises on the Korean peninsula following UN sanctions imposed in response to a North Korean nuclear weapon test in February.
The Swiss foreign ministry recently made co
The United States has decided to delay a long-planned missile test scheduled for next week out of California "to avoid any misperception or miscalculation," given tensions with North Korea, a senior US defense official said on Saturday