North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with his wife Ri Sol-ju during his visit to Mount Paektu. Photo: AP

Kim Jong-un sends signal from sacred mountain as Donald Trump revives ‘rocket man’ jibe

  • Trump made his remarks shortly after Pyongyang said it was preparing a ‘Christmas gift’ for Washington if it failed to meet its demands
  • Analysts say Kim’s trip up Mount Paektu signal more confrontational stance after denuclearisation talks failed to deliver sanctions relief
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with his wife Ri Sol-ju during his visit to Mount Paektu. Photo: AP
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP

North Korea warns US of ‘Christmas gift’ as its deadline to save denuclearisation talks looms

  • Senior diplomat Ri Thae-song says US diplomacy has been a ‘foolish trick’ that does not offer North Korea its desired sanctions relief
  • Talks held in Sweden in October broke down over what the North Koreans described as ‘old stance and attitude’ held by US
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP
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