The U.S. and South Korea tightened the noose around the North, warning the reclusive state of “swift punitive measures” in case it resorts to further provocative activity with its nuclear and missile expansion programs.
Amid fears that North Korea may carry out another missile or nuclear test, a U.S. submarine arrived in South Korea, further intensifying the tensions sparked by heated rhetorical exchanges over the last week.
S. Korea and Japan claimed that the North fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Monday, violating U.N. S. C. resolutions that restrict Pyongyang from using ballistic missile technology.
In the latest revelation related to the apparent assassination of N. Korean leader’s half brother, the Malaysian police said on Friday that Kim Jong-nam was killed by a chemical weapon, called V.X. nerve agent.
The investigation in one of the most high-profile killings linked to N. Korea made headway on Thursday as Malaysian authorities arrested two more suspects in connection with Kim Jong-nam’s assassination.
North Korea announced on Monday that it successfully trialed a medium-to-long-range ballistic missile a day earlier, a development which leader Kim Jong-un said added to the tremendous might of the country.