The DPRK stands for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the North's official name.
Regarding President Trump's warning of a "phase two" if new US sanctions against the North did not work, North Korea condemned the remark as "dangerous" and as destroying recent positive developments on the peninsula, driving conditions toward extreme confrontation.
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South Korea will likely send a ministerial-level official to the upcoming talks to reciprocate for the high-level North Korean delegation sent to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the sources said.
The marked rapprochement saw the two Koreas march into the Games opening ceremony together behind a unification flag, and Moon share a historic handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong.
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A North Korea official has threatened the USA yet again, promising "its own mode of counteraction" if the US takes part in joint military exercises with South Korea in the coming months.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga emphatically said at a press conference Friday: "Close cooperation among Japan, the United States and South Korea is extremely important".
China delayed a US request for a United Nations Security Council committee to blacklist 33 ships, 27 shipping companies, and a Taiwan man for violating worldwide sanctions on North Korea, diplomats said on Friday.
In a meeting with North Korean General Kim Yong Chol on Sunday, Moon also urged the North to open dialogue with the U.S. as soon as possible - to which Kim responded by saying the North was "very willing" to hold talks.
The Japanese government is keeping a watchful eye on the recent shift in the North's diplomatic policy, saying Tokyo will continue pressuring North Korea until it is prepared to "seek a dialogue" and give up its nuclear and missile development programs.