It comes after Pyongyang
warned next month's US-South Korea military drills "will affect" proposed working-level nuclear talks with Washington that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the United States's president agreed to pursue during an impromptu meeting in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) that divides the two Koreas in late June.
In an earlier statement, it had said Pyongyang
had launched an unidentified short-range missile.
Kim Song were seen at Beijing Capital International Airport earlier in the day after boarding an Air Koryo flight from Pyongyang
It came after the summit broke up without an agreement - or even a joint communique -- with Trump saying Pyongyang
had demanded all sanctions be removed in exchange for the closure of the complex.
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The push for what would be the leaders' third summit since April comes amid renewed worries surrounding a nuclear standoff between Washington and Pyongyang
It is worth remembering that while the meeting of Kim and Trump was historic in that it was the first in modern history and certainly opened a new chapter in their personal relationships -- the US president did invite Kim to the White House at some point down the road -- both countries have reached a similar deal in the past where Pyongyang
agreed to denuclearisation.
His comments were made after the return to Pyongyang
of the delegation led by his sister.
Foreign Minister Taro Kono's comments in Canada come as North and South Korea discuss Pyongyang
's plans to participate in the Winter Olympics.
That the recent Security Council resolution, which imposed the most stringent set of sanctions ever imposed on Pyongyang
, has had a positive impact on the trilateral US-South Korea-North Korea relationship is evident, as representatives from the two Koreas have committed to meet at the border village of Panmunjom.
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that Indian cut the trade with the North Korea after the UN sanctions over its nuclear tests but Indian will not close its Pyongyang
This visual exploration of the architecture of Pyongyang
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'It's a source of concern, that's why the [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] leaders or foreign ministers discussed it thoroughly and came up with a statement,' Padilla said of Pyongyang
's missile threat.
North Korea has offered a denuclearization plan for the Korean Peninsula if the United States and South Korea accept Pyongyang
's demands, Rondong Sinmun newspaper reported Thursday.