Less than a week after its latest weapons test, the Hermit Kingdom warned the Trump administration that it's "entirely up to the U.S. what Christmas gift" it will get. The comments by North Korea's vice minister of foreign affairs served as a stark reminder that the year-end deadline to strike a nuclear deal is fast approaching. Talks between the two sides have suffered since February.
What "gift" could the U.S. receive? Some observers suspect it could be a satellite launch or another intercontinental ballistic missile test.
Read this OZY op-ed about why North Korea is keeping its nukes.