North Korea has accused the United States of declaring war after Donald Trump tweeted that leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer.”
The UN's Undersecretary-General Jeffrey Feltman is leading the organization's highest-level visit to Pyongyang in more than six years. It comes amid massive war games on the peninsula and after a successful missile test.
The US has asked Germany and other countries that have diplomatic relations with North Korea to reconsider them. DW examines those that do and those that don't.
Berlin is unlikely to sever ties amid US warnings, said Germany's coordinator for transatlantic cooperation. In an interview with DW, he said Germany's mission may contribute to a solution.
Pyongyang has said that the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula was now a matter of "when," rather than "if." North Korea's Foreign Ministry condemned drills by the South Korean and US militaries.
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