North Korea laid down rigid pre-conditions yesterday for dialogue with Seoul or Washington, including the scrapping of UN sanctions and a guaranteed end to South Korea-US joint military drills.
South Korea warned on Wednesday that it would retaliate against any provocation from North Korea, a day after the North threatened to tear up the armistice that ended the Korean war in 1953.
North Korea has covered the entrance to a tunnel at its nuclear test site in an apparent effort to avoid satellite monitoring ahead of a widely expected detonation.
The blunt comments came as opposition continued to pile up against the North's nuclear ambitions. Pyongyang announced plans for its third nuclear test on Thursday after a UN Security Council...
A Hong Kong-based company was among six North Korean entities named in a unanimous UN Security Council resolution to punish Pyongyang for last month's long-range rocket launch.
Japan plans to launch a new spy satellite on Sunday to strengthen its monitoring capabilities amid concern that North Korea may carry out more missile and nuclear tests.
China called for restraint on Wednesday after the UN tightened sanctions on North Korea as punishment for a rocket launch, citing the possibility of another nuclear test.