Former NBA player Dennis Rodman landed in North Korea on Tuesday for at least his fourth visit to the country, saying he hopes to “open the door” for President Donald Trump.
Otto Warmbier, the American college student who has been detained in North Korea for 17 months, has been released by Pyongyang.
A U.S. missile defense site in South Korea was photographed by a North Korean drone last week, according to Seoul’s Defense Ministry.
The U.S. military said on Tuesday it had staged a successful, first-ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile, as concerns mount over North Korea’s advancing missile and nuclear program.
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Friday to expand sanctions against North Korea for its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House said in a statement.
North Korea flight tested a new intermediate-range missile the Pentagon assesses was practice for the reentry of a nuclear warhead into the atmosphere, according to defense officials.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue.