North Korea has strongly denied reports from South Korea that it is planning major policy shift that will lead to the reform and opening of the country.
The American and Chinese government, who cautiously consult each other on North Korea are waiting to see Kim Jong-un, the young leader of North Korea will follow his father, Kim Jong-il and carry out North Korea’s impending third nuclear test.
The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has said North Korea should not go ahead with its planned rocket launch if it wants a ‘peaceful, better future’ for its people.
The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN’s nuclear watchdog announced it had received the invitation from North Korea on Monday.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US still had ‘profound concerns’ over North Korea, but welcomed the move as a ‘first step’ of their being amenable to suspend uranium enrichment, as well as nuclear and long-range missile tests.
Earlier in the day, North Korea said it was going to make an important announcement at noon, keeping South Korean officials wondering what it would be.
Japan scores a 3-0 win over South Korea in a warm-up game for World Cup qualifiers next month.
Fresh from the political ripple effect dangling over Egypt, now Libya and Yemen, North Korea has every reason to accuse South Korean activists and lawmakers of flying balloons carrying hundreds of thousands of leaflets critical of North Korea’s government.
The global pressure is mounting on North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean warship where forty six of its sailors died in the March 26 disaster of this year.