North Korea said Thursday that U.S. sanctions against its leader Kim Jong Un crossed a “red line” and effectively marked a declaration of war.
North Korea’s foreign minister warned the United States on Tuesday that it would pay a “terrifying price” for spearheading international sanctions against Pyongyang, hours after Secretary of State John Kerry criticized the country’s nuclear program.
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired three ballistic missiles early on Tuesday which flew between 500 and 600 kms (300 and 360 miles) into the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of provocative moves by the isolated country.
White House plans for a radical shift in U.S. nuclear policy came under fire from the military leaders who voiced concerns to Congress on Thursday about adopting a so-called no-first-use weapons policy.
South Korean officials announced Wednesday that an advanced U.S. missile defense system will be set up in a southeastern farm town to protect against North Korea’s missile and nuclear threats.
North Korea said on Monday it has told the United States it will sever the only channel of communication between them, at the United Nations in New York, after Washington blacklisted leader Kim Jong Un last week for human rights abuses.
North Korean officials vowed Thursday to retaliate against the United States after Washington slapped new sanctions on the nation’s leader Kim Jong Un over human rights abuses.
The Obama administration imposed sanctions for the first time Wednesday on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for his alleged role in perpetuating widespread human rights abuses.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday sanctioned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time, citing “notorious abuses of human rights,” in a move that diplomats say will incense the nuclear-armed country.