North Korea confirmed Thursday it has carried out its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in three years, in an apparent bid to dial up pressure on the United States ahead of a weekend resumption of their nuclear diplomacy.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile from the sea in what may be its first test of an underwater-launched missile in three years.
North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament, a senior North Korean diplomat said Tuesday.
President Donald Trump said Monday that another meeting with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, "could happen soon," but he provided few details.
North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un observed the test-launch of a super-large multiple rocket launcher, the latest in a series of weapons tests performed amid stalled diplomacy over the North's nuclear program.
North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea – hours after offering to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States.
Three U.S. allies on condemned the "repeated provocative launches" of ballistic missiles by North Korea, saying they violate U.N. Security Council resolutions banning any such activity.
North Korea's foreign minister called Pompeo a "poisonous plant of American diplomacy" and vowed to "shutter the absurd dream" that sanctions will force changes.
North Korea continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea.
South Korea and the U.S. will conduct annual joint military exercises despite warnings from North Korea that the drills could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy.