Trump Warns N. Korean Leader Could 'Lose Everything' after 'Very Important Test’
Citing North Korea's Academy of National Defense Science on Sunday, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said a "very important test" took place at the northwestern Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in Tongchang-
The news agency gave
Recent commercial satellite imagery had shown new activity at the testing site, and considering the latest announcement, analysts believe the North could have successfully tested a new engine for a satellite launcher or an intercontinental ballistic missile
During an inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang last September, North Korean leader Kim Jong-
U.S. President Donald Trump previously claimed the site was dismantled after his summit with Kim in Singapore in June of last year.
But as Kim's year-end deadline for Washington to exercise more flexibility in their stalled nuclear negotiations draws near, the two sides have been exchanging harsh rhetoric under increasing pressure.
On Saturday, the North's UN ambassador said
Trump tweeted that Kim Jong-
He also wrote that Kim does not want to void their special relationship or interfere with the U.S.
While Trump sent out that message to Pyongyang, his top security adviser Robert O'Brien left the door open for diplomacy, telling CBS on Sunday that the U.S.
Then on Thursday the UN Security Council held a meeting where Washington cautioned Pyongyang against reversing its commitment to denuclearization.
Beijing and Moscow, however, argued that the UN sanctions must be eased first to prevent future provocations from the North.
"Let me be clear: The United States and the Security Council have a goal - not a deadline."
The 15-member UN Security Council
During the meeting requested by Washington, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft urged North Korea not to reverse agreements made at the Singapore summit last year.
"We hope that we
With the American diplomat acknowledging the need for parallel actions in the denuclearization process, China’s UN envoy Zhang Jun argued that it's time to ease sanctions on North Korea.
"Sanctions are only a means to an end, not an end in themselves… "
"It is imperative that this council take action and invoke reversible provisions in DPRK-related resolutions as soon as possible in light of the evolving situation on the peninsula and make necessary adjustments to the sanctions, measures prescribed in those resolutions, especially in areas where the DPRK people's livelihoods are at stake."
Following the collapse of the second U
During the council session, South Korea's UN Ambassador Cho Hyun called for patience to maintain the hard-won momentum for dialogue.
In a last ditch effort to find a breakthrough,