Relations of North Korea and U.S.A.

North Korea Timeline

End of War

1953 - 1954

Armistice ends Korean War, which has cost two million lives.

Growth in industry

1960 - 1961

Rapid growth in industry

U.S. Plane shot

1969 - 1970

US reconnaissance plane shot down.

Kim jong-il moves up in politics

1980 - 1981

Kim Il-sung's son, Kim Jong-il, moves up party and political ladder

Joins united nations

1991 - 1992

North and South Korea join the United Nations.

Inspections of Atomic energy

1992 - 1993

North Korea agrees to allow inspections by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), but over next two years refuses access to sites of suspected nuclear weapons production.

Death of Kim Il-sung

1994 - 1995

Death of Kim Il-sung

U.S. releases of nuclear reactors

1995 - 1996

US formally agrees to help provide two modern nuclear reactors designed to produce less weapons-grade plutonium

kim-II-song declared pres.

1998 - 1999

The late Kim Il-song declared "eternal president"

North Korea declared evil

2002 - 2003

President George W Bush says North Korea is part of an "axis of evil"

North Korea gets rid of nuclear war treaty

2003 - 2004

North Korea withdraws from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

nuclear programme ends

2004 - 2005

Third round of six-nation talks on nuclear programme ends inconclusively

Pyongyang has nuclear weapons

2005 - 2006

Pyongyang says it has built nuclear weapons for self-defence.

North Korea gives up weapons

2005 - 2006

Fourth round of six-nation talks on nuclear programme concludes. North Korea agrees to give up its weapons in return for aid and security guarantees. But it later demands a civilian nuclear reactor.

Nuclear weapon test

2006 - 2007

North Korea claims to test a nuclear weapon for the first time.

Kim jong un take leadership of north korea

2012 - 2013

Kim Jong-un formally takes over ruling party leadership

Threatens U.S.

2013 - 2014

North Korea threatens U.S.A. with nuclear war