April 09, 2020

North Korea warns of “shocking punishment” over upcoming drills: top official
Kim Yong Chol says he wants to believe U.S. defense chief Esper will follow through and cancel military drills with ROK
A high-ranking North Korean official who previously oversaw relations with the U.S. issued a statement on Thursday expressing hope that Washington and Pyongyang could restart their long-stalled diplomatic dialogue — and warned of "shocking punishment" if the U.S. goes through with a "hostile provocation" against the North.The statement, attributed to Kim Yong Chol, a vice-chairman in the