On Sunday, North Korea staged a military parade as it marked the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. Instead, the parade focused on conventional arms, peace and economic development as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat with a special envoy from China. There also weren’t any nuclear tests to mark the holiday, as has happened in the last two years.
On Sept. 9, North Korea staged a military parade as it marked the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. The country typically showcases its military might at events like these by displaying long-range missiles, but not this year. Instead, the parade focused on peace and economic development, which received praise from President Trump, who tweeted a thank-you to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. While Trump’s public rhetoric may paint a positive picture, his administration continues to put pressure on North Korea to denuclearize. Was the change in this year's military parade for show, or is North Korea making a move toward denuclearization? Yahoo News explains.
Donald Trump took to Twitter to claim credit for the lack of nuclear weapons on display at North Korea's 70th anniversary parade.
North Korea has lashed out at the US in bullish statement, criticising the country for failing to lift sanctions following talks between the nations. Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry said that America is not keeping to the terms agreed to at the summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. It said: ‘Whereas we already took such practical denuclearisation steps as discontinuing nuclear test and ICBM test fire, followed by dismantling the nuclear test ground since the end of last year, the U.S. insisted on its unilateral demand of ‘denuclearisation first’ at the DPRK-U.S. high-level talks help in Pyongyang in early July.
White House national security advisor John Bolton said North Korea has not taken the necessary steps to denuclearize following the agreement with Donald Trump.
The President and the North Korean leader have reportedly been in close contact since the Singapore summit.
A UN report says North Korea "has not stopped its nuclear and missiles programmes" and continues to defy sanctions imposed on it.
US intelligence sources told the Washington Post that North Korea is building new ballistic missiles.
North Korea is refusing to denuclearise unless the US meets its demands for a new peace treaty, it has been reported. A month after the historic summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, the two sides have made slow progress. Quoting a source with knowledge of North Korea’s position, CNN said Pyonygang wants Washington to make a “bold move” and agree to a peace treaty that would replace the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War.
The UN's Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock said he had found 'clear evidence of humanitarian need' in North Korea during his visit.
Football might be coming home, but it seems that the people of North Korea will have to wait a little bit longer to see it happen.
Donald Trump has dismissed suggestions he was premature in announcing North Korea's denuclearisation, tweeting: 'If it wasn't for me we'd be at war with North Korea'.
North Korea is carrying out improvements at its nuclear testing facility, new research has discovered. The work at the facility comes despite a pledge by the country to completely denuclearise following the summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.
The executive order signed by Mr Trump seems to contradict his tweet following his landmark summit declaring that North Korea is no longer a threat.
Anonymous US officials have said there is no evidence to support Donald Trump's claim that North Korea has started denuclearisation.
When questioned about the human rights abuses in North Korea, the President has defended ‘tough guy’ Kim.