US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel decided on Friday to push back the testing of Minuteman 3 missiles until next month to avoid exacerbating the North Korea crisis, an unnamed senior official has said.
The Associated Press said the test was not connected to the US and South Korean military exercises in the region which have stoked North Korean anger and ramped up the rhetoric coming out of the nation.
Through her tears, a North Korean woman told me how she had to escape: risk death while running across the border or die of starvation.
Memories of the Korean war are never far away in South Korea, where residents have grown used to living with the constant threat of war.
North Korea said it will withdraw workers from the Kaesong factory park run jointly with South Korea and suspend all operations there.