North Korean state media said that Kim Jong Un had observed the launch of its new type of intercontinental ballistic missile with his wife Ri Sol Ju, their "beloved daughter" and other officials.
North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the sea, as the U.S sent two bombers over South Korea in a dueling display of military might that underscored rising tensions in the region.
North Korea's recent barrage of missile launches were the simulated use of its tactical battlefield nuclear weapons to "wipe out" potential South Korean and U.S. targets, state media reported Monday
North Korea warned that the U.S. redeployment of an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula is causing a "considerably huge negative splash" in regional security.
A malfunctioning South Korean ballistic missile blew up as it plowed into the ground Wednesday during a live-fire drill, panicking and confusing residents of the coastal city of Gangneung.
North Korea on Saturday test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its neighbors said, prompting quick, strong condemnation from its rivals.
South Korea called an emergency National Security Council meeting where members denounced the launch as a clear violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country will never abandon the nuclear weapons it needs to counter the United States, which he accused of pushing to weaken the North's defenses.
South Korea's new government on Thursday proposed a meeting with North Korea to resume reunions of families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War.
The north's stockpile of bullets and artillery rounds are compatible with Russia's weapons, but may be lower-quality. Transferring anything more powerful would get much more complicated.