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N Korea at crossroads

Trump says US is keeping eye on North Korea

Special envoy awaits contact with Pyongyang

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, talks as Vice President Mike Pence looks on at a deregulation roundtable in the White House on Dec. 16.   © Reuters

NEW YORK/SEOUL -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that North Korea is being watched closely, days after the country said it had successfully carried out a "crucial test" at a launch site for long-range rockets.

"I'd be disappointed if something would be in the works, and if it is, we'll take care of it. ... We're watching it very closely," Trump said in Washington.

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