North Korea announced plans to launch an Earth observation satellite between December 10 and 22. The international community suspects the launch could be a cover for a program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile.
On Wednesday, North Korea successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), however, this event has drawn fierce criticism from around the world.
The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson strike group, which has been stationed near the Korean peninsula since April, will remain deployed in the region for an indefinite period in the light of Pyongyang’s recent nuclear missile test, local media reported Tuesday.
Kenji Kanasugi, Japanese foreign ministry chief of Asia-Pacific affairs, and Chinese Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei have jointly urged North Korea to abstain from further provocations following their recent missile test, a statement released by the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
South Korea and the United States launched their annual aerial exercise amid North Korean expected air defense drills.
Deputy foreign ministers of Japan, South Korea and the United States will hold trilateral talks in Tokyo on Thursday to discuss the hot-button issue of North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.
The United States is still committed the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said in a press briefing on Tuesday.
North Korea carried out a failed test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, the US Strategic Command said in a statement.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and called on the United Nations to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its recent nuclear tests, local media reported.
North Korea is rapidly becoming a nuclear power and is able to mount a miniaturized nuclear bomb.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and China's special representative for the Korean Peninsula, Wu Dawei, voiced deep concern over North Korea's recent nuclear test, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
North Korea's latest nuclear test is another example of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's calamitous diplomatic failures as secretary of state, Donald Trump Campaign Senior Communications Advisor Jason Miller said in a statement.
The United States plans to work with the UN Security Council to respond to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement on Friday.
The United Nations Security Council must condemn the latest N.Korea’s nuclear test and to discuss future steps on the issue, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said Friday.
The German Foreign Ministry will summon North Korea’s ambassador over the newest nuclear test, the ministry’s spokesman Martin Schaefer said Friday.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called on Pyongyang to resume dialogue with the international community after it carried out its fifth and largest nuclear test earlier in the day.
The North Korean authorities have launched three ballistic missiles, South Korean media reported Monday.
Japanese servicemen have not been able to locate the fragments of North Korea’s missile that was launched on Wednesday, Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada told journalists.
South Korea’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Oh Joon says North Korea has a systematic plan to upgrade and refine its missile technology.
The test launch of the North Korean missile carried out on Wednesday proves the need for the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said.
North Korea has carried out more than 30 ballistic tests under the country's current leader Kim Jong Un, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Wednesday.