UN Envoy Kelly Craft is urging North Korea to avoid military provocations and resume denuclearization talks. While speaking to reporters ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday, Craft said Pyongyang may return to launching intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The White House has released a readout of Tuesday’s meeting between President Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. According to officials, the president warned Russia against attempts to meddle with U.S. elections and called for a quicker peaceful resolution of the war in Ukraine.
According to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, the country isn’t prepared to handle a major cyber attack from a foreign rival. Their warning came in a draft report to President Trump this week in which it asks the administration to act quickly and take bold action.
North Korea is threatening to retaliate against President Trump if he continues to provoke Pyongyang. In a statement Thursday, the country’s vice minister of foreign affairs said it would be a “very dangerous challenge” if President Trump continues to refer to Kim Jong Un’ as “rocket man.”
North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles off the Korean Peninsula on Thursday, which authorities believed to be missiles. South Korea’s Defense Ministry confirmed the projectiles were fired and crash-landed in the East Sea, which is between North Korea and Japan.
The parents of Otto Warmbier are in South Korea in an effort to seize North Korean assets and put pressure on the regime. While speaking from Seoul Friday, Cindy and Fred Warmbier said they are on a mission to hold North Korea responsible for the death of their son.
Special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun is saying the U.S. may be running out of time to strike a denuclearization deal with Pyongyang. Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, Biegun said North Korea must act to reduce its nuclear and ballistic missiles capabilities to advance denuclearization talks.
President Trump tells OAN that the original June 12 date is still on the table for a possible NK Summit and that the two countries are once again communicating.