North Korea's top envoy, arrived in Washington, in a visit aimed at laying the groundwork for a second summit between US and North Korean leaders with a condition that Washington alleviates the sanctions against Pyongyang.
Chinese President Xi Jinping accepted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invitation to visit Pyongyang after Kim's visit to Beijing this week, pointing to very close relations between the two neighbours.
US administration sanctions 3 senior North Korean officials while Washington claims reached better relations with Pyongyang.
North Korea successfully tested a "newly developed ultramodern" missile as a sign that shows Pyongyang readiness to more militaristic relationship with Washington amid worsening condition of disarmament negotiations talks.
North Korean state newspaper referring to new US military movements in the region as practice for a potential invasion, accused the Washington for plotting to unleash a war on North Korea while continuing to negotiate with a smile on its' face.
The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) kicked off high-level talks on Monday in the border village of Panmunjom.