North Korea threatens to resume nuclear and ICBM testing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he is ending the suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests put in place during talks with the US.

Mr Kim also said his country would soon introduce “a new strategic weapon”.

But he left a door open for dialogue, and said the scope of any testing would depend on the US’s “attitude”.

“The remarks delivered today communicate a simple message to Washington: provide us with major concessions soon if you want to avoid long-range missile tests during the election campaign.”

There is little indication the White House will give in to that pressure, he adds, so “we appear headed toward significant turbulence in the year ahead”.

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