North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, with Pyongyang the capital and the largest city in the country.
A top North Korean official said on Saturday that nuclear talks with the US can resume only when it fully accepts Pyongyang's demands.
South Korea and the US will continue to stage their joint military exercises in an adjusted manner to support efforts for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Seoul's Defence Ministry said on Thursday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that his country would soon introduce a "new strategic weapon" in the near future, adding that he sees little reason to stick to his country's suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests, he had put in place during talks with the US.
The US was watching North Korea closely and hoping the regime would choose a path of peace as it approaches its year-end deadline for denuclearization talks between the two countries, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said here.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for "diplomatic and military counter-measures" for preserving the country's sovereignty and security during an ongoing Workers' Party meeting, state media reported on Tuesday, ahead of the impending expiry of Pyongyang's end-of-year deadline for US concessions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday chaired a crucial meeting of the ruling Workers Party to discuss "important policy issues for new victory in our revolution" ahead of the year-end deadline the country has set for the United States to offer concessions in the ongoing talks.
National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has said that the United States is ready to take action as North Korea delivered a threat.
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has called for "positive and offensive measures" to ensure security as a year-end deadline set for the US is drawing closer.
The US flew spy planes around the Korean Peninsula again, an aviation tracker said on Thursday, at a time of speculation that North Korea could carry out a major provocation amid the stalled denuclearization talks.
The Unites States on Wednesday intensified its aerial surveillance on the Korean Peninsula, deploying four surveillance airplanes amid the possibility that North Korea could conduct a new weapons test in the next few days.