Spokesman accuses Russia and China of ‘parroting’ false claim to block criticism of DPRK at UN Security Council
Expert says lack of attention reflects pessimism about denuclearization, despite US pledge of ‘sustained diplomacy’
State Department says allies will emphasize deterrence until negotiations resume
Beijing foreign ministry calls for dialogue but says Washington needs to prove it has ‘no hostile intent’ toward DPRK
Exercises comes as US says Kamala Harris will visit DMZ to send ‘powerful signal’ of commitment to defend South Korea
State Department says Washington will maintain measures against DPRK until it changes ‘underlying conduct’
US also voices support for trilateral cooperation with Japan after Yoon calls Tokyo a ‘common partner’ in speech
State Department comments follow DPRK threats to ‘exterminate’ South Korean leaders and use nuclear weapons if attacked
Two sides also pledge to resume high-level military working group for first time since 2018 'in the near future'
US dedicates new addition honoring nearly 44,000 Americans and Koreans killed during 1950-1953 conflict with North Korea
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