• Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at North Korea's Foreign Ministry, talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Han said that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jung Un on its list of sanctioned individuals and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

    5 points from AP interview with N. Korean diplomat

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Here are five points on tensions between North Korea and the U.S. from Pyongyang’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs, interviewed by The Associated Press on Thursday:

  • N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press Thursday that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month.