North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP

North Korea says ‘sickening talks’ with US suspended due to ‘hostile policy’

  • The chief North Korean nuclear negotiator said the discussions broke down ‘entirely because the US has not discarded its old stance and attitude’
  • Many foreign experts doubt whether North Korea would completely abandon a nuclear programme that it has built after decades of struggle
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP
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Nuclear-armed Pyongyang frequently couples diplomatic overtures with military moves as a way of maintaining pressure on negotiating partners. Photo: AFP

Is North Korea’s new submarine ballistic missile a threat to US?

  • Military experts say the missile is not a significant threat as it would be reliant on a submarine that uses technology from decades ago
  • The North’s submarine-based missile ambitions may be more about politics and having a bargaining chip in talks with the US, says analyst
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Nuclear-armed Pyongyang frequently couples diplomatic overtures with military moves as a way of maintaining pressure on negotiating partners. Photo: AFP
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