North Korea, Kim Jong-Un

North Korea, Kim Jong-Un

North Korea conducts 'very important test' at Sohae

Test comes as Pyongyang increases pressure ahead of its deadline for the US to propose a new offer to kickstart stalled nuclear talks

8.12.2019

Test comes as Pyongyang increases pressure ahead of its deadline for the US to propose a new offer to kickstart stalled nuclear talks

North Korea has conducted a 'very important test' at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reports, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked.

Mr Kim has also held three meetings with US President Donald Trump since June 2018 but little progress has been made in efforts towards denuclearisation.

The comments came a day after it warned that if the US used military force against the North it would take "prompt corresponding actions at any level".

North Korea has announced it would convene a rare gathering of top ruling-party officials later this month, and on Wednesday state media showed photos of leader Kim Jong Un taking a second symbolic horse ride on the country's sacred Mt Paektu.

Read more: RTÉ News

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