04 Dec '17, 10pm

United Nations has dispatched an envoy to North Korea for a rare visit aimed at defusing tensions

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has dispatched an envoy to North Korea for a rare visit aimed at defusing tensions over Pyongyang's intercontinental ballistic missile launch, as the US and South Korea began joint military exercises condemned by Kim Jong-Un's regime. The unusual visit by Jeffrey Feltman, which begins on Tuesday and runs to Friday, comes less than a week after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile believed capable of reaching the United States. On Monday, the United States and South Korea launched their biggest-ever joint air exercise - manoeuvres slammed by Pyongyang as an "all-out provocation." The five-day Vigilant Ace drill involves 230 aircraft, including F-22 Raptor stealth jet fighters, and tens of thousands of troops, Seoul's air force said. Pyongyang sent tensions soaring on the Korean Peninsula five days ago when it announced it had success...

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