South Korean President Seeks Iran's Help on Pyongyang Sanctions

Liu says a North Korea proposal under which Pyongyang would halt its nuclear program if the USA and South Korea suspend joint military exercises merits consideration.

Pyongyang citizens "fervently welcomed participants of the congress who have given all their patriotic a new generation of true warriors of Juche revolution under the leadership of dear comrade Kim Jong Un", North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said on Tuesday.

North Korea's claims that United States soldiers have been provoking its troops with "disgusting acts" are unsubstantiated, according to the UN command in the demilitarised zone.

Hwang showed concern over Pyongyang's repeated provocations, saying that the Ministry of Defense should stay alert so that it can deal resolutely in each case.

They were launched over the border where tensions have been running high since the isolated state's last nuclear test in January.

You won't see anymore weddings like this in North Korea for a bit. "They round them up, send them back to North Korea" knowing that they will be prosecuted, Lee said at the event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. North Korea is stepping up its calls for South Korea to return 12 waitresses it says were tricked into going to the South. Seoul says the waitresses willingly defected.

North Korea proposed sending family members of the 13 to South Korea for face-to-face meetings but the South rejected the suggestion.

The Supreme Court of North Korea on Friday sentenced South Korean man with American citizenship to 10 years of hard labour for espionage after he reportedly confessed to spying.

They could include a nuclear test and at least one medium-range ballistic missile launch, according to a ministry briefing.

When his own turn came, following the death of Kim Jong-Il in December 2011, there were numerous doubters who suggested the Swiss finishing school graduate lacked the survival skills needed for the Machiavellian world of North Korean power politics.



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