"For it to be a success denuclearization has to be the end state, it has to be the outcome" of dialogue, according to the US official briefing reporters at the @WhiteHouse.
"We had dialogue just below the president's level," replies official to question of whether @POTUS called @moonriver365 and @AbeShinzo.
"The president wants to give every opportunity to a peaceful resolution of this crisis," says senior @WhiteHouse official. "The president has been willing to keep the door open from the beginning."
"President Trump is willing to pursue diplomacy as far as it can possibly be pursued," adds the WH official responding to my question about a split in the administration between those who favor diplomacy and hardliners who say DPRK can never be trusted to abide by any deal.
"We simply couldn't get them to pick up the phone," says the senior WH official in the briefing room, referring to the North Koreans and describing their "radio silence."
Senior WH official: The US delegation sent to prepare the summit in Singapore "waited and waited But the North Koreans never showed up."
Senior White House official says @realDonaldTrump dictated letter to North Korea's Kim Jong Un himself
Senior White House official: @POTUS still looks forward to meeting Kim - "someday."
: I have decided to terminate the planned Summit in Singapore on June 12th. While many things can happen and a great opportunity lies ahead potentially, I believe that this is a tremendous setback for North Korea and indeed a setback for the world
Sources in Seoul say Blue House caught by surprise and it appears even that ROK President @moonriver365 was not informed by the @WhiteHouse in advance of @POTUS letter calling off the June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un
Parties to DPRK talks will require "nerves of steel," says @antonioguterres and the UN secretary-general urges diplomacy to continue
"Based on the recent statement on North Korea I've decided to terminate the planned summit in Singapore on June 12," @POTUS says on camera
"I hope that Kim Jong Un will ultimately do what is rightfor his people who are suffering greatly and needlessly." says @POTUS
Japan and South Korea ready to respond with US to any "reckless acts by North Korea," adds @POTUS
"If and when Kim Jong Un chooses to engage in constructive dialogue and action, I am waiting," says @POTUS, adding until then sanctions and "the maximum pressure campaign will continue."
"Hopefully everything is going to work out well with North Korea," says @POTUS, adding that a summit could happen "at a later date."
Trump says he believes `Kim Jong Un wants to do what's right,' says it's up to North Korean leader to seize opportunity
"We have a wonderful dialogue" with Kim, replies @POTUS to reporters' question. "I really believe we have a great opportunity."
Moon says denuclearization of Korean Peninsula should not be delayed
President Trump says he's waiting to see if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will again "engage in constructive dialogue.
Moon expresses 'deep regret' over cancellation of U.S.-North Korea summit: Blue House
Moon urges direct talks between leaders of U.S., North Korea: Blue House
Das südkoreanische Präsidentenamt versucht, Trumps Absicht zu erkennen
US-Außenminister: Wir waren bereit, ein Treffen mit der nordkoreanischen Seite abzuhalten und forderten Pjöngjang auf, seine vorbereitenden Teams für den Gipfel zu ermitteln, und erhielt keine Antwort auf diese Anfrage
Südkoreas Präsidentschafts-Blaues Haus scheint durch Trumps Absage des Gipfels blind gesichtet zu sein: "Wir versuchen zu verstehen, was genau Präsident Trump bedeutet", sagt Sprecher Kim Eui-kyeom.
Trump blames North Korean 'anger', 'hostility' for summit cancellation
"You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they never have to be used" - Trump to Kim cancelling the summit
US president Trump says inappropriate at this time to have planned summit, says he looks very much forward to meeting Kim some day
U.S. President Donald Trump says his planned summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on 12 June will not take place but he still looks forward to meeting the North Korean leader some day
2 Monat zuvor
Trump issues letter to Kim Jong Un cancelling their summit.
President Trump calls off Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un
North Korean state media: "We will continue to join hands with the world peace-loving people in building a nuclear-free peaceful world, a new independent world where the dream and ideal of humanity are realised."
2 Monat zuvor
North Korean state media fuu statement about dismantled nuclear test site by exploding the tunnels
"It has been confirmed that there were neither leakage of radioactive materials nor any adverse impact on the surrounding ecological environment," says Nuclear Weapons Institute of DPRK, KCNA
North Korean state media report confirms: "Dismantling the nuclear test ground was done in such a way as to make all the tunnels of the test ground collapse by explosion and completely close the tunnel entrances"
North Korea says it 'completely' dismantled nuclear test site
US Defence Secretary Mattis on DPRK/North Korea and talks:
"I don't think there would have been anything that has come up that has surprised us. Certainly not our intelligence community. And so we’ll watch the diplomats, and our hopes will be with them"
YTN in South Korea reports that the explosions at Punggye-ri took place through the day. Twice in the morning, four times in the afternoon
"Physically a phase-in may be necessary for DPRK denuclearization," repeats @POTUS in interview with @kilmeade recorded yesterday for @foxandfriends
Sky News has witnessed what North Korea claims to be the destruction of its nuclear test tunnels in Punggye-ri
North Korea carries out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.
North Korea shows 'pre-emptive' goodwill gesture with nuke site removal
North Korea completes dismantling of Punggye-ri nuclear test site
KCNA: "It is also an important undertaking for accelerating the advance of the revolution by providing all the service personnel and people with firmer confidence in socialism and by training the masses to be more powerful beings."
KCNA: "To give full play to the advantages of Korean-style socialism is a noble work for adding luster to the undying feats of the great leaders who built true socialism centered on the popular masses."
KCNA: "Only when socialism preserves the nature as a genuine society of the people and fully demonstrates its advantages, can it display the might as invincible socialism that the popular masses resolutely defend and add luster to and as steadily prospering, vital socialism."
KCNA: "It presents itself as a very urgent requirement to fully display the advantages of socialism that we are faced with the weighty task of further accelerating the advance of the Korean revolution with firm confidence in victoryThe foundation of socialism is the people"
KCNA: "A frog in a well can never tour the world and a loach is fit for mud. The group of heinous traitors like Hong Jun Phyo can not understand even the concept of nation, peace and reunification."
KCNA: "It seems that to the eyes of the conservative group, their fellow countrymen with whom they share the same blood are seen as a 'thief carrying dagger' and the sincere and earnest efforts made by the DPRK as 'threat'."
KCNA: "Hong Jun Phyo again reeled off rhetoric for 'continued pressure', slandering the measurefor the dismantlement of the northern nuclear test ground as'deception'It is ludicrous for such faint-heart like a loach in mud to trumpet about the cliche of 'pressure'."
'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned for illegally hiring immigrants to work as maids for her billionaire family
North Korea's ruling party delegation visited Ningbo, a major Chinese trade port in the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, this week apparently in search of opportunities for bilateral economic cooperation
KCNA: "Kim Son Mi, a Pyongyang citizen, told KCNA that she patronizes natural rose-water cosmetics for skin protection to be talked of having healthy and elastic skin."
KCNA: "Over 100 kinds of its products, including cosmetics for moisturizing, whitening and anti-aging, medicinal cosmetics and make-ups, were awarded the Q/C (ISO 9001:2008) and GMP authentications."
KCNA: "On the basis of detailed analysis of the global trend of cosmetics development, it has pushed ahead with the production of natural, innocuous and functional cosmetics."
KCNA: "The Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory was reconstructed as a technology-intensive model factory and the main cosmetics producer of the country in October Juche 106 (2017)."
KCNA: "'Unhasu'-trademarked cosmetics produced by the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory in the DPRK are winning popularity at the ongoing 21st Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair. Among them are skin protection cosmetics, cleansing cosmetics and new toiletries for men."
North Korea state news says a foreign ministry official will suggest the country's leadership reconsider U.S.-North Korea summit, says future of summit is entirely up to Washington
KCNA: "The message wished the president bigger success in his responsible work for the country's independent progress and prosperity, expressing again the belief that the friendly and cooperative ties between the two countries would expand."
KCNA: "Kim in the message said that the re-election of Nicolas Maduro Moros as president is an expression of the firm will of all the people of Venezuela to advance the Bolivarian revolution to the last and their trust in him."
KCNA: "Kim Yong Namon May 21 sent a congratulatory message to Nicolas Maduro Moros upon his re-election as president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela."
KCNA: "In case the U.S. offends against our goodwill and clings to unlawful and outrageous acts, I will put forward a suggestion to our supreme leadership for reconsidering the DPRK-U.S. summit."
KCNA: "We will neither beg the U.S. for dialogue nor take the trouble to persuade them if they do not want to sit together with us. Whether the U.S. will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decisionof the U.S."
KCNA: "It is the U.S. who has asked for dialogue, but it is misleading the public opinion as if we have invited them to sit with us. I only wonder what is the ulterior motive behind its move and what is it the U.S. has calculated to gain from that."
KCNA: "To borrow their words, we can also make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined up to now."
KCNA: "In view of the remarks of the U.S. high-ranking politicians who have not yet woken up to this stark reality and compare the DPRK to Libya that met a tragic fate, I come to think that they know too little about us."
KCNA: "Soon after the White House National Security Adviser Bolton made the reckless remarks, Vice-President Pence has again spat out nonsense that the DPRK would follow in Libya's footstep."
KCNA: "We could surmise more than enough what a political dummy he is as he is trying to compare the DPRK, a nuclear weapon state, to Libya that had simply installed a few items of equipment and fiddled around with them."
KCNA: "If he is vice-president of 'single superpower' as is in name, it will be proper for him to know even a little bit about the current state of global affairs and to sense to a certain degree the trends in dialogue and the climate of detente."
KCNA: "As a person involved in the U.S. affairs, I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth of the U.S. vice-president."
KCNA: "Choe Son Hui, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, issued the following press statement on Thursday: At an interview with Fox News on May 21, the U.S. Vice-President Pence has made unbridled and impudent remarks that north Korea might end like Libyaand so on."
Trump says will know next week if North Korea summit still on
Pompeo on the DPRK plan: "A rapid denuclearisation, total and complete that won't be extended over time." NOT one that "takes place in exchanges that worked along the way, a slow years-long process where in exchange for act X, the US sends a cheque."
South Korea President Moon returns home after summit with Trump
Russian foreign minister Lavrov to visit North Korea on May 31: statement
Pompeo sagt "schlechtes Geschäft" mit Nordkorea "keine Option" für die USA
China sagt Hoffnungen USA-Nordkorea Gipfel kann reibungslos fortfahren
Die südkoreanische Polizei beginnt damit, Hanjins verdächtige Aufgabe des Sicherheitspersonals zu untersuchen
North Korean official: Nuke-test site demolition may be possible on Thursday
US claims of Libyan scenario for North Korea pose threat to entire region – Moscow
South Korean news agency @news1kr arrives in Wonsan, says they'll be taking the 6pm KST train to Punggye-ri
2 Monat zuvor
Bus carrying South Korean journalists arrives at our hotel in Wonsan
The South Korean journalists have arrived in Wonsan and we're off to Punggye-ri test site. Should take us 18 hours to get there for the closing ceremony, hopefully tomorrow: @chesh
Industrial ministers of South Korea, China to meet in Seoul
South Korea finance minister signals flexibility in meeting minimum wage goal
Foreign jounalist will depart for the North Korean nuclear site at Punggye Ri at 5:10pm local time, just over one hour from now
South Korea welcomes North's decision to let reporters visit nuclear site
Under a new plan, South Korea will not issue any more licenses for coal power plants, while existing plants will be required to cut CO2 by 40%
Looks like the long trip to the Punggye-Ri nuclear site is about to hit the road, or rails in this case. Press should be leaving their hotel in Wonsan in a couple hours
2 Monat zuvor
Plane carrying South Korean journalists landed in Wonsan, North Korea moments ago. They're a last-minute addition to the nuclear site visit after being denied visas amid rising tensions. We expect to depart for Punggye Ri in a matter of hours.
South Korean journalists to cover nuke-testing site demolition
Ex-President Lee attends corruption trial
South Korean, Vietnamese ministers discuss ways to enhance relations
North Korea accepts list of South Korean journalists to cover nuclear site dismantlement
KCNA: "We will their follow-up measure and movement. Regret will not mend matters."
KCNA: "If the north-south relations face a grave difficulty again owing to the provocation of human scum, the blame for it will be entirely on the south Korean authorities. They must know what price they will be made to pay."
KCNA: "Why do they make such 'request' to the living corpses, who have no right to exist under this sky for their crimes, over such important matter as implementing the Panmunjom Declaration which was made before the entire nation?"
KCNA: "In the Panmunjom Declaration the north and the south agreed to stop all the hostile acts including the loud-speaker broadcasting and scattering of leafletsHowever, the south Korean authorities 'requested'the 'non-governmental organizations to positively cooperate'."
KCNA: "This is a decapture provocation of the group of traitors drawing ire from all people as it is aimed at putting the brake on theimprovement of the inter-Korean relationsThe human scum are making desperate efforts to hinder the improvement of the north-south relations."
KCNA: "Days ago, human scum of the 'Alliance for the Movement of Free North' in south Korea, a vicious organization of defectors from the north, scattered leaflets slandering the DPRK."
The Japanese government has created a nationwide television broadcast advising civilians on how to protect themselves in the event of a North Korean missile attack.