Giving a rare speech in front of a massive crowd, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un emphasized his country’s readiness to fight the United States. Disconcerting to South Korea was the presence of a high-ranking member of the Chinese politburo.
Kim Jong Un said he would watch the actions of the United States a little longer before making any decision on firing missiles towards the US territory of Guam. South Korea has called for a peaceful solution.
Amid serious tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the US and South Korea have begun their joint military exercises. For Pyongyang, the drills are a prelude to invading North Korea. Fabian Kretschmer reports from Seoul.
The North Korean and US leaders have engaged in an escalating war of words in recent months. Tensions revolve around Pyongyang's developing missile and nuclear weapons programs. DW has the best quotes.
North Korea's leader has a strategy that he's stubbornly pursuing. Meanwhile, the White House is sending him uncoordinated threats. This only serves to worsen a bad situation, argues guest contributor Peter Sturm.
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