North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador has accused the United States of turning the Korean Peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot" and creating "a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment".
It’s definitely a novel way to spend a week off. Today FM broadcaster Matt Cooper is in North Korea as part of documentary crew covering a basketball game stuffed with former NBA stars, and coinciding with the birthday of leader Kim Jong-un.
It’s a month since the UN passed a resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear testing. Since then a geopolitical game of cat and mouse has taken place between Pyongyang, Seoul, and Washington. David Keelaghan in Seoul looks at the potential consequences.
The US said yesterday that North Korea had agreed to a moratorium on nuclear tests and long-range missile launches and to allow nuclear inspectors to visit its Yongbyon nuclear complex to verify a halt to all nuclear activities including uranium enrichment.