North Korea

North Korea replaces foreign minister Ri Yong Ho: Sources

South Korea's unification ministry, which is in charge of North Korea affairs, has said that any change in Ri Yong Ho`s status should be assessed cautiously.

Jan 18, 2020, 18:34 PM IST

North Korea's Kim threatens to resume nuclear, long-range missile tests

Kim said North was no longer bound by the self-declared moratorium, as the US continued joint military drills with South and had stepped up their sanctions.

Jan 01, 2020, 12:33 PM IST

I think North Korea's Kim is a 'man of his word': US President Donald Trump

Hours after North Korean leader Kim said his country would continue developing nuclear programs and introduce a "new strategic weapon" in the near future, US President Trump said he got along with Kim and "we have to do what we have to do."

Jan 01, 2020, 09:05 AM IST

North Korea's Kim to unveil 'new path' in New Year speech after US misses deadline

In his New Year address, Kim Jong Un is expected to touch upon a wide range of issues from foreign affairs and military development to the economy and education. 

Dec 31, 2019, 12:24 PM IST

North Korea's Kim stressed 'positive and offensive security measures' at key party meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened a meeting of top Workers` Party officials on Saturday to pore over important policy matters amid rising tension over his deadline for Washington to soften its stance in stalled negotiations aimed at dismantling Pyongyang`s nuclear and missile programmes.

Dec 30, 2019, 07:24 AM IST

South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-US dialogue

North Korea has set a year-end deadline for the United States to change what it says is a policy of hostility amid a stalemate in efforts to make progress on their pledge to end the North`s nuclear programme and establish lasting peace.

Dec 24, 2019, 14:37 PM IST

North Korea warns US could 'pay dearly' for human rights criticism

North Korea lashed back at the United States for taking issue with its human rights record on Saturday, saying Washington`s "malicious words" would only aggravate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, state news agency KCNA reported.

Dec 21, 2019, 13:57 PM IST

North Korea conducts new test at rocket site, aims to 'overpower US nuclear threats'

In a later statement carried by KCNA, Chief of the General Staff Pak Jong Chon said the tests were designed to bolster North Korea`s defences by developing new weapons. KCNA on Sunday said that North Korea had carried out a "very important" test on Dec. 7 at the satellite launch site, a rocket-testing facility that U.S. officials once said North Korea had promised to close.

Dec 14, 2019, 21:01 PM IST

North Korea says it conducted another crucial test at satellite launch site

North Korea said it had conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday.

Dec 14, 2019, 14:03 PM IST

North Korea resumes insults of 'erratic old man' Donald Trump

Satellite imagery indicated on Monday that North Korea had tested a rocket engine, and a senior Pyongyang official called Donald Trump a "heedless and erratic old man", resuming insults of the U.S. president that had been set aside during a thaw.

Dec 09, 2019, 18:03 PM IST

Kim Jong-un might lose 'special relationship': Donald Trump warns after North Korea conducted 'important' test

The nuclear negotiations between the US and North Korea have been at a standstill since the Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and leader Kim broke up in February and Pyongyang has since demanded Washington to change its approach by the end of the year.

Dec 09, 2019, 07:09 AM IST

North Korea carries out 'very important' test at satellite launch site: KCNA

North Korea has carried out a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media KCNA reported on Sunday.

Dec 08, 2019, 08:13 AM IST

North Korea warns US against using military force

The warning to the US came just hours after North Korea announced it would convene a rare gathering of top ruling-party officials later this month, and state media showed photos of leader Kim Jong Un taking a second symbolic horse ride on the country`s sacred Mt. Paektu.

Dec 04, 2019, 22:28 PM IST

North Korea says will not offer anything to US President Donald Trump without receiving in return: Report

North Korea was not interested in a summit that was "useless to itself", said the statement, under the name of Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan, referring to Trump`s message on Sunday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Twitter.

Nov 18, 2019, 14:45 PM IST

Donald Trump tells North Korea's Kim to 'get the deal done'

US President Donald Trump, who has met Kim three times since 2018 over ending the North`s missile and nuclear programs, addressed Kim directly, referring to the one-party state`s ruler as "Mr. Chairman".

Nov 17, 2019, 22:54 PM IST

North Korea slams door on Japan PM Shinzo Abe's visit, calls him an 'idiot'

"Abe is an idiot and villain as he is making a fuss as if a nuclear bomb was dropped on the land of Japan, taking issue with the DPRK`s test-fire of super-large multiple rocket launchers," the North`s KCNA state news agency said, citing a statement by Song Il Ho, its ambassador for ties with Japan.

Nov 07, 2019, 16:22 PM IST

North Korea says it conducted successful test of multiple rocket launchers

Japan`s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said North Korea`s latest test, which he described as a missile launch, was against United Nations resolutions and was "extremely regrettable". Suga said Japan had protested to North Korea over the missile launch. Republican U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, said North Korea was "engaged in increasingly escalatory behaviour".

Nov 01, 2019, 09:50 AM IST

North Korea suspends denuclearisation talks, US says they'll continue

The North Korean delegation and the US team renewed this Saturday in Stockholm their negotiations on denuclearisation.

Oct 06, 2019, 09:05 AM IST

After North Korea launch, US Air Force tests intercontinental ballistic missile

The US Air Force tested an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with re-entry vehicle from a base in California across the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday at 1:13 am.

Oct 03, 2019, 08:21 AM IST

North Korea test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "sent warm congratulations" to the defence scientists who conducted the test

Oct 03, 2019, 07:31 AM IST