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KL pursues fresh suspects in Kim Jong Nam's murder

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The two officials' comments underscored how the contours of the debate over North Korea haven't changed even though Tillerson's State Department says 20 years of diplomacy to curtail Pyongyang have failed.

"If they elevate the threat of their weapons programme to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table". "North Korea is behaving very badly", he wrote, Friday.

Tillerson sat down for talks with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday but their stances remained miles apart.

"I won't deny that there are a few other North Koreans involved in the Kim Jong Nam murder and we will use legal channels to access them", Tan Sri Khalid was quoted as saying by state news agency Bernama.

North Korea "acting very, very badly" Spicer: Trump didn't hear Merkel's handshake request Hawaii judge refuses to narrow travel ban halt MORE slammed North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on Sunday for "acting very, very badly", following that country's recent missile activity.

The leaders of the US and China will hold a summit around April 10, but a breakthrough is unlikely.

North Korea has been referring to the deceased as Kim Chol, the name that appeared in the victim's passport, and has rejected the police findings that VX was used to kill him.

North Korean State media said the country's latest rocket-engine tests were a "great leap forward", CNN reports, and Monday South Korean officials conceded Monday that the North's tests demonstrated "meaningful progress" in rocket-engine function. That was a clear warning to China and suggests that the regional situation is fast headed for a historic turning point.

North Korea's watchdog, 38 North, said the deeper the tunnel goes beneath Mount Mantap, the bigger the blast which can be contained there during testing.

During the 2016 presidential campaign and since he took office, Trump criticized China for militarizing the South China Sea and warned about the changes he will make on US' trade relationship with the country. This is no time to try and score political points off national security.

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