Last month, Park Sang-hak said he launched hot air balloons carrying 500,000 leaflets, 5,000 one-dollar bills and 500 anti-North Korean booklets across the border.
China's U.N. ambassador is hoping for peaceful dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea, as President Joe Biden completes his review of U.S. policy toward what the administration considers one of the nation's greatest security threats.
"Our policy will not focus on achieving a grand bargain, nor will it rely on strategic patience," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, apparently referring to the strategies pursued by former Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, respectively.
Park Sang-hak, a South Korean activist, said he and his organization sent 10 balloons that carried leaflets criticizing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his government, and 5,000 $1 bills, from an area near the border.
Former President Donald Trump said he "had gotten to know (and like)" North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, but felt South Korean President Moon Jae-in "was weak as a leader and as a negotiator."
"Our approach now should aim more at the 'One people, two countries, two systems, and one market' model," South Korea Unification Minister Lee In-Young said.
The nation says that since 2020 it has not recorded a single case of the virus because of its efforts to quickly shut borders, prohibit tourism and quarantine tens of thousands of people.
"The development of this weapon system is of great significance in bolstering up the military power of the country and deterring all sorts of military threats," Korean Workers' Party Central Committee Secretary Ri Pyong Chol said.
President Joe Biden said U.S. diplomacy with North Korea "has to be conditioned upon the end result of denuclearization."
Pyongyang has conducted two weapons tests in a week amid speculation North Korea is trying to apply pressure on the White House.
"We will continue to monitor the situation and are consulting closely with our allies and partners," U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Public Affairs Officer Navy Captain Mike Kafka said in a statement sent to Newsweek, calling U.S. alliances with South Korea and Japan "ironclad."
The United States has said that North Korea tested short-range missiles over the weekend amid a salvo of comments critical of the U.S. sanctions and joint exercises with South Korea.
China, Russia, Iran and North Korea—members of the 17-party Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations—have built on strategic partnerships with one another in recent days, challenging what they see as an increasingly aggressive United States attempting to thwart their interests.
A viral TikTok video suggested the North Korean leader said he has a "good relationship" with Donald Trump and that "Biden is a coward."
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un stressed to Chinese President Xi Jinping "the need to strengthen the unity and cooperation between the two parties and two countries to cope with the hostile forces' all-round challenges and obstructive moves."
Biden vowed on the campaign trail to stand up to the world's authoritarians, and his opening moves have rankled American adversaries.
North Korean First Vice Minister Choe Son Hui said President Joe Biden's administration "had better contemplate what we can do in the face of its continued hostile policy toward us."
With capabilities of hitting U.S. targets, General Glen VanHerck said the focus is on developing advanced sensors to detect threats.
"We take this opportunity to warn the new U.S. administration trying hard to give off powder smell in our land," North Korea's Kim Yo Jong said. "If it wants to sleep in peace for coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step."
An unnamed senior U.S. official told Reuters that Pyongyang has not responded to any American outreach for more than a year, stretching across two administrations.
A coalition of 17 signatories seeks to uphold "the values of dialogue, tolerance and solidarity, mindful of the fact that these are all at the core of international relations and remain vital for the peaceful coexistence among nations," according to a recent concept note sent to Newsweek.
Former President Donald Trump reportedly "thought it would be really cool" to offer North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un a ride "back home to Pyongyang" on Air Force One after the pair concluded a 2019 meeting, according to Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton.
Three North Korean hackers were charged Wednesday over a plot to steal $1.3 billion in crypto and traditional currencies from banks and individuals.
Newman School of Journalism's Peter Beinart fears that, to appease political rivals at home, President Joe Biden is "accepting policies like sanctions that enjoy bipartisan support, even if they are morally indefensible and endanger American power."
One of the defendants is a North Korean operative who was charged in the 2018 Sony Pictures hack.
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un presided over the 2nd Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Korean Workers' Party, reiterating a call for more advanced nuclear weapons and a new approach to foreign affairs, including with South Korea.
A new report by Korea Peace Now! with expert contributions argues a formal declaration of the end of the Korean War "would create unparalleled new momentum toward the creation of a lasting and stable peace regime in the region."
A few weeks before Biden's inauguration, Kim spoke at a Workers' Party Congress meeting in Pyongyang and called the U.S. his country's "biggest enemy," the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported, according to Reuters.