U.S. is having "very productive talks" with North Korea about reinstating the summit in Singapore, President Trump says
If US-DPRK summit takes place June 12 "we'll be ready," says @PressSec.
@POTUS spoke with reporters on the south lawn today. When asked about the North Koreans, the president said: "Everybody plays games" - then he looked at a reporter and said: "You know that better than anybody."
Trump says possible North Korea summit 'could even be on the 12th'
Trump says US 'talking to' North Korea after canceling summit, says "everybody plays games."
Seoul will keep working to create a mood for dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said during a joint press conference with Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz
on @POTUS: "It's not if he ends the North Korean program, it's how and when."
Germany won't utter a word of criticism of Trump - says it "regrets" cancellation of North korea talks. Government spokeswoman calls on Kim Jong Un to '"create conditions" for continuation of dialogue. One could almost forget that North Korea continues to offer talks to go ahead
: Very good news to receive the warm and productive statement from North Korea. We will soon see where it will lead, hopefully to long and enduring prosperity and peace. Only time (and talent) will tell.
"German government regrets that the planned meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cannot take place," says deputy government spokesperson @m_fietz
: Democrats are so obviously rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea. Just like they are coming to the defense of MS 13 thugs, saying that they are individuals and must be nurtured, or asking to end your big Tax Cuts and raise your taxes instead. Dems have lost touch.
KCNA: "As long as the U.S. and south Korea continue to hold joint military exercises, the sky over the Korean peninsula will not be clear even a single day and it would be hard to guarantee the present trend toward detente and the peace and stability in the region."
KCNA: "A researcher of the Disarmament and Peace Institute of the DPRK Foreign Ministry made public a commentary titled 'Who Is to Blame for Escalation of Tensions on Korean Peninsula' on Friday."
KCNA: "The international community is required to see with awakened eyes that the U.S. and south Korean warlike forces have escalated the situation through military provocations like the jointexercises whenever important agreements were reached between the north and the south."
KCNA: "All facts clearly prove once again that the joint military exercises which the U.S. holds in the Korean peninsula are the root cause of the escalation of tension in the region and that they have something to do with the U.S. Asia domination strategy."
KCNA: "This is clearly evidenced by the involvement of B-52 strategic bombers in the 2018 Max Thunder and the original plan to hold it as the U.S.-Japan-south Korea combined air drill involving fighters of Japan and south Korea."
KCNA: "Clear is the ultimate purpose sought by the U.S. in continuously holding joint military exercises going against the atmosphere of detente created on the Korean peninsula. That is to further spur the formation of the U.S.-Japan-south Korea triangular military alliance."
KCNA: "He in the commentary denounced the U.S. for having staged the madcap 2018 Max Thunder joint air combat drills to be the largest against the DPRK from May 11 through 25 and thus ruptured the north-south high-level talks."
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The aftermath of last explosio in Punggye-ri, North Korea
Final explosion: the third tunnel in Punggye-r, North Korea
North Korean group backs enforcement of inter-Korean peace declaration
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@chesh: Here come the bangs. This is the Western tunnel - built for larger nuclear tests than September 2017. Wait for the second explosions
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@chesh: Another tunnel in Punggye-ri, this one unused. The colonel who opens it told us it could be used for a nuclear detonation tomorrow if they wanted. Keen to stress the tunnel was intact, contra media reports.
Witness the "spectacular" demolition of one of North Korea's "nuclear test sites" in Punggye-ri
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This is the wreckage of the observatory near the northern tunnel in Punggye-ri. It's just wood. We had our doubts about all of these wooden huts. They make spectacular explosions but seemed fairly empty, @chesh report
Philippines president to visit South Korea in June, South Korea says
KCNA: "Whenever the DPRK set forth the most reasonable and fair proposals, the LKP and other conservative forces have never accepted them with sincerity."
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The northern tunnel - the site of North Korea's five other nuclear test, including the last, massive one in September 2017. This would be the first tunnel to be 'demolished' report @chesh
KCNA: "Traitor Hong Jun Phyo, representative of the LKP, took the lead in crying out for confrontation with the fellow countrymen. He hurled mud at the DPRK, claiming that it is a shutdown show, there is nothing new and it has no particular meaning."
In the morning foreign journalist arrived at Jaedok-ri, the closest station to the test site in Punggye-rim, report Sky News Asic correspondent @chesh