KCNA: "Everything in the future will be decided depending on how much the U.S. will attach importance to the trust and respect, escaping from the old view on 'sanctions and pressure.'"
KCNA: "They should be mindful that the 'epoch-making handshakes' of the two countries are not a result of any 'pressure' but a miracle of history brought about by trust and respect."
KCNA: "If they are obsessed withthinking that they can enforce their demands without any fulfillment of their commitments and promises made with their dialogue partner and the conception that 'sanctions' can work on everything, they will never achieve what they want."
KCNA: " This is an unprecedented tragicomedy. The U.S. Department of State and other bureaucratic groups, obsessed with the outdated gangster-like logic, should deeply ponder over the lesson of failures made by the preceding administrations."
KCNA: "President Trump took the first step towards the new history by bringing the first DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks to successBut contrary to his decision, the U.S. administration including the State Department is going back to the past."
KCNA: "The Korean people have done all what they wanteddespite the U.S. vicious sanctionsAs the DPRK has built the self-reliant economy unfazed in any alien trend and adversity, it could ensurethe happiness of its people, even under the barbarous sanctions and blockade."
KCNA: "The State Departmentis nowadays claiming that it will not lift sanctions before the denuclearization and that the escalation of sanctions is the way to enhance the negotiating power. The U.S. Department of Treasury, too, claims that it has no plan to lift the sanctions."
KCNA: "Everyone should abandon the idleness and indolence, weakness anddefeatism which are checking the dynamic drive for the increased production and display a high degree of the revolutionary spirit, the spirit of throwing oneself into revolution and the boundless devotion."
KCNA: "All the people including the heroic Kim Il Sung-Kim Jong Il working class should attain without fail the goals of the five-year strategy for national economic development by waging a high-pitched drive for the increased production."
KCNA: "The DPRK which rings with the glorious revolutionary careers and exploits of the great leaders underthe respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is the genuine motherland which all the service personnel and people should devotedly love and throw in their lot with forever."
KCNA: "The people's happiness and beautiful future depend on the invincible military forces. For the past decadesour people lead a peaceful and stable life. It's thanks to the wise leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea which has consolidated the country's military muscle."
KCNA: "The DPRK is the home of the people's genuine life and happiness. The Republic is the most popular state which was built and has been consolidated on the basis of the idea of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il about believing in the people as in Heaven."
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KCNA: "Watching stacks of frozen catfish at a freezing warehouse, he said they looked like the piled gold ingots, repeatedly praising the farm as an asset farm. He called on the farm to greet the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Republic with proud labor achievements."
KCNA: "He highly praised the officials and employees of the farm for further sprucing up it and overfulfilling the plan for producing 3 000 tons of catfish a year set by the Party."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, inspected the Samchon Catfish Farm together with Ri Sol Ju."
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Full text of the English translation of North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho's speech at the ASEAN forum, as published by KCNA.
KCNA: "The international community should respond to our goodwill measures already taken for denuclearization with its constructive steps that would encourage and promote peace and economic development of the Korean Peninsula."
KCNA: "We thought of doing something in response, if the U.S. would come with constructive ideas. However, as long as the U.S. does not show in practice its strong will to remove our concerns, there will be no case whereby we will move forward first unilaterally."
KCNA: "The DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement should not be permitted to fall prey to the American internal politics, inviting an adverse wind at odds with the intentions of the leaders."
KCNA: "Only when the U.S. ensures that we feel comfortable with and come close to it, will we be able to open our minds to the U.S. and show it in action. This is the core essence of the spirit of the agreement shared by the leaders of the DPRK and the U.S."
KCNA: "Confidence is not a sentiment to be cultivated overnight. In order to build full confidence between the DPRK and the U.S., it is essential for both sides to take simultaneous actions and phased steps to do what is possible one after another."
KCNA: "The only practical way for moving forward is to take a new approach of giving priority to confidence-building and implementing all items of the Joint Statement in a balanced, simultaneous and phased way."
KCNA: "The DPRK stands firm in its determination and commitment for implementing the DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement in a responsible and good-faith manner. Confidence building is the key to the full implementation of the Joint Statement."
KCNA: "The new trend of peace and stability created on the Korean Peninsula is a precious green shoot to be carefully attended toThe present situation of the Korean Peninsula can be said, in a word, to be a moment of history when the old is overthrown and the new is emerging."
KCNA: "The DPRK remains committed to actively developing friendly and cooperative relations with all the regional countries on the principles of respect for sovereignty, equality and mutual benefit."
KCNA: "Once mutual confidence is built, even the countries with long-standing hostility could resolve the regional and global peace and security issues through dialogue and negotiation."
KCNA: "DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho Saturday made a speech at theASEAN Regional Forum held in Singapore. He said: The summit meeting and talks held here in Singapore, the first of its kind in the history of the DPRK-U.S. relations, served as a landmark milestone."
KCNA: "When all the people have the firm faith, they can attain the higher goals for building a powerful socialist nationin the revolutionary spirit of self-relianceThe revolutionary faith of the Korean people is the immutable faith consolidated in turns and twists."