South Korea government has called an emergency meeting on cryptocurrency; to announce measures on cryptocurrency trading on Friday - central bank official
KCNA: "The fictitious 'human rights issues' of the DPRK were brought up and discussed again this year by the U.S. and other hostile forces in the Security Council…Their despicable plot cannot frighten the DPRK."
"The President's views on North Korea have not changed," says @PressSec. DPRK "is acting in an unsafe way not only toward Japan, China, and South Korea, but the entire world. North Korea's actions are not good for anyone and certainly not good for North Korea."
Tillerson says US ready for North Korea talks "without preconditions"
Diplomatic solutions with DPRK will be pursued "until the first bomb drop." - Tillerson
Sanctions on DPRK beginning to have an effect: Rising fuel prices, shortages of some good in North Korea, says Tillerson.
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US is strongly prepared to respond to DPRK and has a full range of contingencies available, says Secretary of State Tillerson.
US is prepared to talk with North Korea whenever it's prepared to talk, says Tillerson.
Asked about government change in North Korea, US NatSec Advisor Gen HR McMaster says "What we are emphasizing is denuclearization of the peninsula"
China's economic power over DPRK "is considerable" says US NatSec Advisor Gen McMaster
US wants China to do more, beyond the @UN sanctions, says McMaster
With DPRK "Recognize that time is running out and it is time for all nations to do more" says mcMaster "Seeing tremendous momentum"
On North Korea, @POTUS "is not asking President Xi for a favor…it is in both our interests to resolve this problem" sats Nat Sec Advisor Gen HR McMaster
On North Korea "Now it's time for all nations to do more… might be our last best chance to avoid military conflict" warns Gen McMaster
"These threats today threaten our liberty, threaten our freedom" per McMaster - inlcu China and Russia "undermining the international order" and rogue governments like Iran, DPRK
Britain's Nat Sec Adv Sedwill calls United States "the country that remains the indispensable global leader"-critical in dealing with challenges with DPRK Russia Iran
Secretary of State RexTillerson says he said to Mattis: if we get to the point where we have to use military force against North Korea, "I have failed."
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Bithumb gets a $55,000 fine for July hack
Tillerson to back North Korea diplomacy, reject Syria's Assad: U.S. official
Secretary of @StateDept Tillerson will make it clear that U.S. is participating the Winter olympics2018 hosted by Korea and that he supports the American athletes to the Olympics, in a town hall to @StateDept employees
Key United States strength is "our system of alliances" per @SenDanSullivan "Not a lot of ppl right now" wanting to join DPRK Russia or China
U.S. nuke envoy, North Korea officials to attend international meeting in Thailand: sources
China, Russia send message to North Korea with anti-missile drills in Beijing
China hopes the THAAD issue to be settled properly and both sides can push ties back to the normal track, a FM spokesman says Tuesday in response to South Korean President Moon's latest remarks on the missile defense system
Japan air force drills with U.S. bombers, stealth fighters near Korean peninsula
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in vows the THAAD will only be used against the missile threats from the DPRK, promising not to damage China's security, in an interview ahead of his China trip starting on Wednesday
The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) on Tuesday picked third-term lawmaker and former labor activist Kim Sung-tae as its new floor leader in an election marred by intense factional division
Thai PM says no trade with North Korea, ahead of U.S. envoy's visit
South Korean President Moon to visit Hyundai's new China plant in Chongqing
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The US military is reportedly in talks with South Korea on the timing of large-scale annual military exercises that always infuriate Pyongyang and could coincide with next year's Winter Olympics
KCNA: "The unprecedented sanctions on the DPRK by the U.S. and its vassal forces also proved futile in the wake of the successful test-fire of Hwasong-15…The complete failure of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK is inevitable. The DPRK wins."
Tunneling detected at DPRK nuclear test site.
Koreas minister vows full military support for PyeongChang games
The leader of South Korea's main opposition Liberty Korea Party will embark on a three-day trip to Japan this week for talks with key Tokyo politicians on North Korea threats and bilateral relation
KCNA: "Leader Kim Jong Il, who had paid deep attention to the development of the Juche-oriented literature and arts in his lifetime, clarified the importance of special shooting and called for developing the cinematography in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance."
KCNA: "The 8th Conference of Munitions Industry opened here with splendor…to review the achievements and experience gained in the work to implement the Party's policy on the munitions industry and discuss the measures for ushering in a heyday of…Juche-based defense industry."
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Recent sat imagery indicates despite the continuation of small tremors near Mt. Mantap since last DPRK nuclear test, tunnel work at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site is still underway, according to @38NorthNK.
No personnel announcements at this time, replies @PressSec to question that referenced on delay of @VictorDCha nomination as ambassador to ROK.
The United States is "well postured" to deal with a possible submarine-launched ballistic missile from North Korea, the Pentagon said
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South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon gives a cold shoulder to visiting Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim over request to shut down Gulen linked organisation in S.Korea, says domestic laws will be relevant in such an assessment.
"The crisis in North Korea is one of human rights and peace and security." @nikkihaley tells UN Security Council meeting on DPRK human rights. "History will judge us on how we respond."
Tillerson set to meet Trudeau for North Korea crisis talks: source
Secretary Tillerson will deliver remarks at the 2017 @AtlanticCouncil – @KoreaFoundation forum tomorrow, according to @StateDept.
China fails to block UN Security Council meeting on North Korea human rights crisis