A number of countries and international bodies have imposed sanctions against North Korea. Currently, many sanctions involve North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and were imposed after its first nuclear test in 2006 – follow RT to find out more. Initially, the sanctions on North Korea were focused on trade bans on weapons-related materials and goods but expanded to luxury goods to target the elites – visit RT.com to get the latest news. Get the latest updates on Washington-Pyongyang negotiations, as North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said the country won’t engage in negotiations with the US unless the latter makes real concessions, adding that Washington “deceived” it and that they were “caught in dialogue” that was a waste of time. A North Korean diplomat said in January 2020 that there would be “no reason” for North Korea, which has been abiding by a self-imposed moratorium on long-range missile and nuclear tests, to stand by its commitments unless Washington lifts the “most brutal and inhuman sanctions.”
President Joe Biden's speech to Congress apparently went over like a lead balloon – or perhaps an ICBM – in North Korea, as Pyongyang has said the US will face “a very grave situation” because its leader “made a big blunder.”
Speaking at the ruling party’s first congress since 2016, Kim Jong-un says his economic development plan fell "greatly short" of its goals, as North Korea struggled with natural disasters, sanctions, and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sanctions should be revisited or suspended altogether during the Covid-19 crisis, the UN human rights chief has said, arguing that they might cause healthcare in affected countries to collapse, and harm the situation globally.
North Korea won't engage in negotiations with the US unless the latter makes real concessions, the country's foreign ministry said, adding that Washington "deceived" it and they were "caught in dialogue" that was a waste of time.
North Korea will continue building up its nuclear deterrent to counter US aggression, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said – but the degree to which it expands its weapons program will depend on the US’ attitude.
UN Security Council members are due to meet informally on Monday for a second round of negotiations on a proposal by Russia and China to lift sanctions on North Korea, Reuters reports.
China and Russia are convening negotiations one day before the...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered Pyongyang to bolster security, as talks with the United States over denuclearization near their year-end deadline.
China touted its proposal offering sanctions relief to North Korea as the best option to diffuse tensions, calling on Thursday for a compromise between Washington and Pyongyang over the latter’s nuclear and missiles programs.
The United States opposed on Tuesday a draft resolution proposed by China and Russia that would terminate UN sanctions on key North Korean exports. Washington called the measure “premature,” citing Pyongyang’s threat to conduct...