"The DPRK can be considered the safest country in the world. As long as you have a basic common-sense and respect for the culture," the conference website claims. The U.N. disagrees.
Kim threatened to return to longer-range missile and nuclear tests as the United States refuses to budge on sanctions relief.
Joe Scarborough's remarks came after Kim Jong Un asserted this week that North Korea "will never" denuclearize.
"He likes me, I like him, we get along," Trump said of Kim Jong Un, after the North Korean leader announced his intentions to expand his weapons arsenal.
President Donald Trump said he thinks North Korea's Kim Jong Un is a "man of his word" after the despot warned the world that Pyongyang will soon have a "new strategic weapon."
Kim also condemned the U.S. for refusing to lift sanctions in order to advance their historic, yet stalling, denuclearization-for-peace process.
China and Russia want stability in the Persian Gulf and the Korean Peninsula and they increasingly feel they have what it takes to work toward it, even if the United States has its own plans.
"Where's the Republican leadership in Congress to say 'no'?" Senator Ben Cardin asked in an interview with Fox News Sunday.
With Christmas morning looming, Trump seemed unconcerned about North Korea's "gift" warning and said the U.S. would handle whatever comes along "very successfully."
Bolton, whom Trump ousted from the position in September, wrote in a tweet that more "effective" policy would be needed to keep the United States and its allies safe from North Korea.
North Korea has set an end-of-year deadline for U.S. officials to break the deadlock in denuclearization talks, or receive a "Christmas gift."
The former national security advisor said he does not think North Korea will ever voluntarily surrender its nuclear weapons, regardless of what Kim Jong Un tells Trump.
The Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action's evaluation of 30 ongoing or potential conflicts indicates more threats in global unrest that could affect Washington's international goals than the U.S. has seen in the past decade.
China and Russia confirmed they have circulated a draft resolution for United Nations Security Council members to partially lift sanctions against North Korea as talks with the U.S. stall.
Even as the year ends with no denuclearization-for-peace deal, U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun maintained, "It is not yet too late" to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Special envoy Stephen Biegun said that any new weapons tests or provocations by the North would be "most unhelpful" with negotiations stalled.
The U.S. urged fellow Security Council members to "act accordingly" in response to threats or provocation from Pyongyang amid stalled denuclearization talks.
If North Korea's "Christmas gift" turns out to be a nuclear or long-range missile test, Harry Kazianis says "get ready for maximum pressure 2.0: More sanctions, more nasty tweets and threats of nuclear war."
Officials warned that such a move could crash the South Korean stock market, but the president reportedly ordered staff, "Go do it!"
With an end-of-year deadline looming, tensions are high between the U.S. and North Korea.
North Korea is running out of patience with President Donald Trump as supreme leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline rapidly approaches with no set meeting date, much less a deal.
The president touted his relationship with the North Korean leader despite tensions escalating as Kim Jong Un imposed a deadline for denuclearization talks.
"Symbolism is very big for Kim. Look, it's business as usual in North Korea," Jack Jacobs told MSNBC.
Little of note has been achieved in the 18 months since President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a vague agreement on denuclearization in Singapore.
The United States has broken off talks with both North Korea and South Korea ahead of schedule, a hard-ball tactic with mixed results among friends and foes alike.
As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed parachute landings, a foreign ministry adviser warned the U.S. that "we are no longer interested in such talks that bring nothing to us."
Mark Esper's announcement comes after Japan's Defense Chief Taro Kono warned the U.S. official that such an "act of goodwill" will not likely persuade North Korea to change his mind.
North Korea's official news agency said South Korea "will have to face horrible war disasters after getting entangled in the world's hottest issues the U.S. interfere in."
Scientists have used satellite data to determine the size of the bomb North Korea detonated in 2017. Results suggest it could have been twice as powerful as U.S. intelligence predicted at the time.
North Korea has lodged multiple protests over planned joint U.S.-South Korean war games, and said Wednesday it would respond to force in kind.