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North Korea Warns U.S. Talks at Risk After Latest Missile Tests

  • Moves appear to lay ground for resuming bigger weapons tests
  • Trump adviser Bolton says the president is watching closely
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un 

Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

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Six weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump took his historic first steps into North Korea, talks with Kim Jong Un appear to be back on the verge of collapse.

North Korea’s foreign ministry renewed its threat to take a “new road” in negotiations with the U.S., saying Washington and Seoul would “pay a heavy price” if they continued to disregard the regime’s warnings against holding joint military exercises. The statement Tuesday came less than an hour after North Korea fired a new volley of short-range ballistic missiles into the sea -- its fourth such weapons test in two weeks.