South Korea's president Yoon Suk-yeol rejected the insult to the United States' top security ally and says it was mistranslated, sparking further national disbelief on Friday.
North Korea has passed a law allowing it to carry out a preemptive nuclear strike and declare its status as an “irreversible” nuclear-weapon state, state media in Pyongyang said on Friday.
Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday rejected Seoul's offer of economic aid in exchange for denuclearization measures, calling it "the height of absurdity."
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said Monday he would offer the north a sweeping aid package in return for denuclearization, a deal long seen as a fallacy for Pyongyang.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country was "ready to mobilize its nuclear deterrent in a future military confrontation with the United States and South Korea," state media said on Thursday.