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.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned that Pyongyang may pursue "a new path" if the US continues to make "one-sided demands" and impose sanction.
One day after Pyongyang warned that it will not denuclearize itself unless US nuclear threats removed from Korean peninsula, Washington declares that it has no intention for easing North Korea sanctions.
The head of Iran-North Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group stressed on the necessity of cooperation between Iran and North Korea in relation to US sanctions.
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 Korea's state media slammed the US for an "evil" attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang.