North Korea has promised to ‘resolutely react’ to US threat of nuclear weapons use with its own nuclear capabilities.
The United Nations Security Council, at the behest of Japan, South Korea and the US will gather on Monday to discuss North Korea’s latest missile launch.
North Korea test-fired what it said was a Hwasong-17 ICBM, which can travel up to 15,000 km (9,320 miles), on Friday shortly after warning of “fiercer military responses” to Washington.
North Korea has long defended its launch of ballistic missiles as a legitimate defence against what it calls a decades-old threat from US military forces and its allies in South Korea.
Kim was accompanied by his daughter, in her first public appearance, while he inspected a missile launch site on Friday.
Biden promised a “defensive” response to “send a clear message to North Korea” if Xi could not rein in Pyongyang.
North Korea’s official name is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). »