A CNN report released Wednesday quoted senior North Korean space program officials as saying a satellite launch was "imminent" and the country would soon send rockets and satellites into space for peaceful purposes.
North Korean state media has lambasted that decision in a statement that read: "The South Korean authorities have torn apart a harmonious family... they must apologize for their crime against humanity, and the main culprits must be brought to justice".
"I would like to point out that in the most recent years, because of the crisis in Northern African and Middle Eastern countries, North Korea's mistrust of the security regime under worldwide law has grown", said Timonin, who previously served as ambassador to Pyongyang.
Xi's trip to the United States is an opportunity to once again reiterate China's policy on North Korea to avoid future worldwide misunderstanding.
It would represent the first known case of North Korea providing monetary compensation to all North Koreans based on their monthly wages.
Kim was in South Korea to attend the eighth annual Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Alliance, or KIDD conference, and to prepare points of discussion with South Korea counterparts ahead of a summit between South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.S. President Barack Obama.
Kim wanted to return home to her husband, daughter and aging parents in a healthy state, so she agreed to go to South Korea for two months and earn the money to pay for her recovery - a decision she now deems as the worst mistake she has ever made.
"We oppose any actions that might cause tension in the Korean Peninsula or violate United Nations Security Council resolutions", said Xi without mentioning North Korea directly.
"For North Korea to conduct a missile or a nuclear test would represent a setback in its hopes to grow its economy and to end its isolation". "I believe we can expand our cooperation in this area", he said.
Seoul still worries that the North will launch a rocket to coincide with the party anniversary, testing technology that could then be used to build an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Park said South Korea and Japan have much to benefit from stronger economic ties and "must move forward on the basis of mutual trust".
Since 1990, the leaders of the two countries have officially met 27 times, including President Vladimir Putin's visit to Seoul in 2013. A free trade agreement inked in June could further boost trade to more than US$300 billion a year.