North Korea calls Pelosi ‘destroyer of international peace’

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Saturday called US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “the worst destroyer of international peace and stability,” accusing her of inciting anti-North Korea sentiment and enraging China during her Asian tour earlier this week. Pelosi traveled to South Korea after visiting Taiwan, which had prompted China to launch military exercises … Read more

Kim Jong Un Rallies Behind North Korea’s Weapons Buildup

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his arms buildup in the face of what he described as an aggravating security environment while outside governments monitor signs of a possibly imminent North Korean nuclear test explosion. Kim’s comments during a major three-day political conference that wrapped up Friday … Read more

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirms arms buildup in party meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his arms buildup in the face of what he described as an aggravating security environment while outside governments monitor signs of a possibly imminent North Korean nuclear test explosion. Kim’s comments during a major three-day political conference that wrapped up Friday did not include any direct … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile towards sea, South Korea says

An overview of what state media reports is the launch of the “Hwasong-17” intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in this undated photo released on March 25, 2022 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA | Reuters North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile toward the sea off its east coast, the South Korean … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un congratulates Queen Elizabeth II

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea says its leader, Kim Jong Un, sent a letter congratulating Queen Elizabeth II as Britain began a four-day celebration marking her 70 years on the throne. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said on its website Thursday that Kim sent a letter congratulating the queen and the British people. It did … Read more

Biden says ‘hello’ to North Korea’s Kim amid tensions over weapons tests

US President Joe Biden speaks during a joint news conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol at the Presidential office in Seoul, South Korea, May 21, 2022. Jeon Heon-Kyun | Reuters US President Joe Biden, in Seoul before heading to Japan as part of his first Asia trip as president, had a simple message for … Read more

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea – Six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread “explosively” across North Korea, state media said Friday, a day after the country acknowledged a COVID-19 outbreak for the first time in the pandemic. North Korea probably does not have sufficient COVID-19 tests and said it … Read more

North Korea launches projectile in an apparent weapon test

South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says the launch was made on Wednesday but gave no further details. The launch came days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to accelerate the development of nuclear weapons and threatened to use them if provoked in … Read more

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un exchange letters

Korean leaders Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in exchanged personal letters this week, the North’s state news agency KCNA reported. This file photo shows the two leaders at the end of an inter-Korean summit in 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps | Getty Images News | Getty Images North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded to a … Read more

North Korea is committed to an ‘alarming change’ in nuclear policy: Professor

North Korea ultimately wants to have more nuclear weapons to use against US troops in South Korea and Japan in the event of an invasion, according to a professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. North Korea currently has the ability to use a small number of nuclear weapons against the United States, said … Read more