In Washington, in response to the North Korean announcement, a U.S. State Department spokesman said, "We remain confident that the promises made by President Trump and Chairman Kim will be fulfilled". "Tactical" weapons meanwhile are used within a much shorter range.
North Korea has not tested a nuclear weapon or ballistic missile since a year ago.
Their release differed dramatically from American student Otto Warmbier, who was arrested in North Korea for alleged spying after taking a propaganda poster from a hotel room.
Mobile phone technology and digital identity capability have ensured that his government could successfully launch Jan Dhan Yojana, or people's wealth programme, leading to the opening of 330 million new bank accounts in three years, he said.
Pyongyang's suspension of testing for nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles has been key to this year's rapid diplomatic developments and North Korean-US negotiations, and has been repeatedly praised by President Donald Trump.
"It is expected to be valued about $4 billion this year and we expressed our readiness to import more oil and more gas from the United States as a way of expanding our trade", he stated.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been due to meet North Korea's Kim Yong Chol, a senior aide to Kim Jong Un, in NY earlier this month, but it was postponed to a later date.
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North Korea's Korea Central Television (KCTV) reported Friday morning that the weapon had been "researched and developed for a long time" and that the test was successful, according to Yonhap News Agency. However, Seoul's Ministry of Unification believes Kim supervised the test of a traditional weapon rather than a nuclear-capable one, citing that the term "strategic weapon" was not used by the KCNA in their report.
State news agency KCNA quoted Kim as saying the newly developed tactical weapon was "groundbreaking".
"Kim Jong-un is signalling that if such demand is not accommodated, Pyongyang can switch back to pursuit of nuclear development, as put forward in state media outlets recently".
Pence urged other countries at the meeting to keep up sanctions pressure on the North amid signs that Pyongyang's traditional trading partners, China and Russian Federation, have eased enforcement. "The issue of terrorism was discussed and US VP Pence appreciated cooperation between US and India on counter terrorism", the MEA said.
Speaking in Singapore, US Vice President Mike Pence insisted plans for the second meeting were still "ongoing".
Trump and Kim are both interested in another summit, but it's unclear when it might happen.
But Pyongyang is demanding sanctions imposed against it over its weapons programmes are eased and has condemned United States demands for what it calls its "unilateral" disarmament as "gangster-like". Kim's attendance at the next ASEAN-South Korea commemorative summit can be a game changer in the global efforts to end the Korean nuclear crisis and to help North Korea rebuild a normal life and the world achieve a lasting peace.