This might have been Kim's plan all along as he sought what to do next after North Korea's weapons development reached a point where it could test intercontinental ballistic missiles meant to reach deep into the USA mainland.
On Tuesday, Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan's northern Hokkaido island, triggering public alerts to take cover before landing in the sea.
North Korea is expected to feature heavily in the talks after Pyongyang launched a ballistic missile test on Monday that passed over Japanese territory, prompting worldwide condemnation.
North Korea issued a new set of stamps Thursday to commemorate the July 2 test launch of its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14.
Wang reiterated China's position of placing importance on dialogue with North Korea, the ministry said.
"We're working diplomatically with Secretary (of State Rex) Tillerson in the lead, and I maintain behind that military options for the president, to back up the diplomacy".
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denounced the launch as an "unprecedented, serious and grave threat" and agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump to "further strengthen pressure against North Korea".
The planned joint US and South Korean response has been named OPLAN 5015.
Trump on Wednesday implied that diplomacy with North Korea is over, tweeting that "talking is not the answer".
Russian Federation has said that USA military activity in the region is partly to blame for the increase in tensions, and has urged restraint and called for negotiations.
"We're never out of diplomatic solutions".
"There's a possibility of strategic provocations, including additional ballistic missile launches and a sixth nuclear test", the ministry said.
North Korea had earlier threatened to fire a salvo of Hwasong-12s toward Guam, which is home to key USA military bases and strategic long-range bombers the North finds threatening. He says the North Korean threat toward Guam is more about winning greater freedom of military action than about deterring flyovers of USA bombers or stopping the U.S.
Four matches remain for England in the group stages of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers from UEFA confederation. Jordan Henderson will skipper England against Malta as Gareth Southgate continues to share captaincy duties.
Late summer is typically the time of greatest risk for contracting West Nile virus, the health unit added. Four horses have tested positive in the following counties: Bourbon, Franklin, Hart and Russell.
The 26-year-old was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Jets with the 13th overall pick in 2013. Kearse fills a major need for the Jets after losing Brandon Marshall and Devin Smith during the offseason.
Upon returning , Bell is expected to sign his franchise tender with just over one week before the start of the regular season. The former Michigan State running back held out of the preseason in hopes of getting a long-term extension with the Steelers .
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are at their highest point in years after a series of missile tests by Pyongyang. Trump said last month Pyongyang would "be met with fire and fury " if it continued to threaten the U.S.
The Seattle company started serving the drink Friday, but it is not officially on the menu yet, Business Insider reported . The Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte is made with Lightly Sweet Chai meets Pumpkin Spice to create winning combination.
Irmo will reach the lesser Antilles by the middle of next week as a category for hurricane with winds up to 140 miles per hour . Northwest wind 6 to 9 miles per hour . 5PM SUNDAY: Skies finally clear with mostly sunny weather heading into the weekend.
The government's preliminary estimate of jobs in late summer is often low at first glance because so many people are on vacation. The growth missed expectations, as analysts had expected the economists would report approximately 200,000 new jobs in August.
On Wednesday, authorities in Texas confirmed the death toll from Hurricane Harvey was 31, but this number is expected to rise. The Texas Tenors said they would donate all of the sales from their new single, "Rise", to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
Ohio State on upset alert against Indiana
IU's running back-by-committee approach never found traction, with freshman Morgan Ellison finishing as Indiana's leading rusher. The Buckeyes are 26-2-1 all-time in Bloomington, with the last setback coming in 1988, John Cooper's first season at the helm.
Neighboring Earth Size Exoplanets Trappist 1 May Hold Water
They also looked for any hydrogen "escaping" from the atmospheres, since that detection would be an indication of water vapor . As lower-energy ultraviolet radiation warms a planet, it breaks up water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen .