On September 11, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against Pyongyang as a response to North Korea's most powerful nuclear test conducted on September 3.
The UN resolution bans Pyongyang from exporting textiles while capping how much crude oil and refined petroleum products can be imported. Natural gas condensates and liquids are also included among the items North Korea is restricted from importing in excess of UN guidelines.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the recent North Korean missile launch "another reckless breach of UN resolution," South Korea fires back.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has commented on talks with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday, saying that the sides agreed on the need to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel stated that Berlin supports Russia's and China's idea to tackle tensions around North Korea in a peaceful way.
Russia could influence North Korea, which in the current situation brings hope for the settlement of the ongoing crisis on the Korean Peninsula, according to Prof. Hideshi Takesada from Takushoku University in Tokyo.
Russian Foreign Ministry comments on Merkel's proposal to use Iran's experience in the situation with North Korea.
According to the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, despite North Korea's strong desire to engage with the US, it is very unlikely Washington has enough political will for this.
China and Russia are putting forward a roadmap for the settlement of the North Korean crisis via diplomatic means; however in this scenario it seems like calling the US to the round table is more difficult than calling on the DPRK, according to political analyst Konstantin Asmolov, in an interview with Sputnik.
In light of new UN sanctions on North Korea in response to the country's so far most powerful nuclear test, the US Treasury is working on targeting and exposing individuals who allegedly act as "financial facilitators" for Pyongyang.
The North Korean envoy to Moscow has commented on the newly adopted UN resolution imposing more sanctions on North Korea.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has commented on the newly-adopted UN resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea drafted by the United States in response to the latest nuclear test conducted by Pyongyang, saying that the document "didn't cross Moscow's red lines."
The reported claims of British officials about the involvement of Iran and Russia in the development of North Korea’s nuclear program are groundless, Russian security expert Anton Khlopkov said. According to him, by making such allegations, London is taking advantage of the current "anti-Russian atmosphere."
The Kremlin has commented on the newly adopted UN resolution imposing more sanctions on North Korea.
A North Korean ambassador slammed the new UN sanctions on Pyongyang and vowed that the US "will soon feel the greatest pain" it has ever experienced.
The South Korean Prime Minister's comments on the recently adopted UN resolution on North Korea, saying that the original tone of the document proposed by US had been toned down.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that his country endorses the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution which extends sanctions on Pyongyang.
China asks all countries involved in the settlement of the North Korean crisis to revisit country's "double freeze" plan in the light of UNSC sanctions.
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia states that Moscow does not recognize Pyongyang's claims to obtain nuclear status.
With little traditional support for winter sports in South Korea, there are concerns that Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may not gather a million spectators as it was initially planned.
The Foreign Ministry of Peru says that the country has decided to expel North Korean Ambassador over Pyongyang's nuclear program.