The departure of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton may mean that the White House will soften its stance on North Korea, analysts say.
The launches came immediately after North Korea said on Monday it was willing to restart nuclear talks with the United States in late September.
This move comes after Kim was formally named head of state and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution in July that analysts said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the United States.
BIARRITZ, France, Aug 25- Iran's foreign minister paid a visit to a G7 summit in France on Sunday, an unexpected twist to a meeting already troubled by differences between U.S. A White House official said France's invitation to Mohammad Javad Zarif for talks on the sidelines of the gathering in the southwestern beachside town of Biarritz was "a surprise".
*Zarif talks with France on reducing tension with Washington. European leaders have struggled to calm a deepening confrontation between Iran and the United States since Trump pulled his country out of Iran's internationally brokered 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on the Iranian economy. Earlier on Sunday at the summit, Trump appeared to brush...
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Saturday, South Korea said, in a "show of force" against U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to downplay a series of North Korean ballistic missile launches.
U.S. President Donald Trump plays down North Korea's third missile launch in about a week, saying that "short-range missiles" are "very standard."
North Korea on Friday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, multiple intelligence sources told NBC News.
"The firing of these missiles don't violate the pledge that Kim Jong Un made to the president about intercontinental-range ballistic missiles," says U.S. national security advisor John Bolton.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the demonstration of a "new-type tactical guided weapon" on Thursday as a warning to South Korean "warmongers" to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills, state media said on Friday.
The new submarine which was built under the "special attention" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, state news agency KCNA says.
"I hope the North Koreans will come to the table with ideas that they didn't have the first time. We hope we can we be a little more creative too," says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
North Korea released and deported an Australian student after a week of detention for alleged espionage and spying.
North Korea's mission to the United Nations has accused the U.S. of being "obsessed with sanctions" against Pyongyang.
"The president's people are shocked," says CNBC Jim Cramer.
"Persuading countries not to go nuclear is hard," ex-diplomat John Negroponte, said.
While the two spoke of reconciliation, Trump said that U.S. sanctions on the country over its nuclear weapons and missile development programs would stay for now.
Before setting off for Asia, Trump sent a letter to Kim. The White House confirmed correspondence between the two leaders was ongoing.
News of the letter comes as Trump prepares to depart for Asia, where he is expected to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.