US will still insist on DPRK denuclearization, adds @POTUS
"We'll have to see" responds @POTUS when asked if his summit with Kim Jong Un is still on
Pentagon denies B-52s pulled from U.S.-South Korea drill
KCNA: "If it truly wishes for dialogue, it should come out to positively respond to the DPRK's pro-active measures for world peace, not posing threat to the peace and security on the Korean peninsula through the introduction of nuclear strategic assets."
KCNA: "The U.S. should not misjudge the DPRK's peace-loving willingness as an expression of weakness but stop act of rattling the dialogue partner through continued introduction of nuclear strategic assets."
KCNA: "It is a universally recognized maxim that no issue can be implemented through the efforts of only one side and that good results can be expected only when both sides create favorable conditions and environment by joint efforts."
KCNA: "The U.S. continued introduction of nuclear strategic assets has exposed the process for detenteto vulnerability and clouded the prospect of the upcoming DPRK-U.S. summit, to say nothing of suspending the north-south high-level talks that was just around the corner."
KCNA: "An atmosphere of detente and reconciliation has been created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the proactive efforts made by the DPRK. But the U.S. is going against all the peace-loving efforts and good faith the DPRK has shown so far in practice."
KCNA: "At a time when the DPRK-U.S. summit is approaching, the U.S. has launched the largest-ever drill involving B-52 strategic nuclear bomber, F-22 Raptor stealth fighters and other nuclear strategic assets. This is an extremely provocative and ill-boding act."
on North Korea: "We're ready to meet. If it happens, that's great. If it doesn't, we'll see what happens If it doesn't well continue the maximum pressure campaign that's been ongoing."
Appearing on @FoxNews, @PressSec says @WhiteHouse still hopeful the summit with Kim Jong Un will occur.
White House says 'still hopeful' Kim-Trump summit will happen
South Korea keeping its cool despite North Korea's tirade against Bolton and the U.S.
Reuters: China President Xi says supports efforts to denuclearise Korean Peninsula
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China's foreign ministry said all relevant parties should cherish the detente atmosphere and act to create positive conditions for dialogue, when asked to comment on the DPRK's decision to suspend talks with the South in protest of the ROK-US joint military drill
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KCNA: "The period from May to August is bee-keeping season in Korea. Honey is harvested twice a year, in summer and autumn. Many families and bee houses of cooperative farms and enterprises have preserved experience gained by predecessorsto produce lots of honey."
South Korea voices regret over North Korea's unilateral suspension of talks
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Indian Minister visits North Korea. Development comes ahead of Trump-Kim summit in Singapore on June 12. MoS MEA General VK Singh reached North Korea on Tuesday, will hold talks today. MEA is tightlipped on the entire development
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KCNA: "The countries aspiring to independence should remain on the alert for the U.S. ideological and cultural poisoning and psychological warfare and resolutely smash them."
KCNA: "The ideological and cultural poisoning of the U.S. imperialists has ended in failure in the DPRK which vigorously wages the offensive to sweep away all kinds of decadent and reactionary ideology and culture with revolutionary ideology and culture."
KCNA: "The U.S. formularized the overall use of electronic devices and information technologies such as USB memories, mobile phones and wireless internet in the ideological and cultural poisoning against the DPRK."
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For Pentagon, South Korea drills became a crucial but quiet endeavour
KCNA: "Japanese politicians would be well advised once again to unconditionally remove chronic and bad habit of getting hostile to the DPRKIf Japan continues to persist in its hostile policy towards the DPRK, it would face only isolation and political bankruptcy in the region."
KCNA: "There is a way for it to evade the fate of being left out alone in the region. It is to give up its hostile policy towards the DPRK."
KCNA: "Japan is denied access to the venue for discussing the issue of peace, the destiny of the Korean peninsula and the region, and it is left out alone by everyone as it is regarded as a trouble-maker creating only complexities."
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And here it is: the English-language translation of North Korea's latest statement, taking aim pretty clearly at John Bolton.
A U.S. B-52 strategic bomber may not participate in the ongoing South Korea-U.S. air maneuvers, a source here said Wednesday, hours after North Korea canceled high-level cross-border talks in an angry response to the exercise.
KCNA: "The U.S. will have to think twice about the fate of the DPRK-U.S. summit on high agenda before a provocative military racket against the DPRK in league with the south Korean authorities."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities, lost to all senses, should be held wholly accountable for the scuttled north-south high-level talks and the difficulties and obstacles in the way of the north-south relations."
KCNA: "We cannot but take a step of suspending the north-south high-level talks scheduled on May 16 under the prevailing seriously awful situation that a mad-cap north-targeted war and confrontation racket are being kicked up in south Korea."
KCNA: "There is a limit in showing goodwill and offering opportunity."
KCNA: "The south Korean authoritiesresorted to such improper acts quite contrary to the promise to make efforts for the peaceand are allowing even human scum to brazenly hurl mud at the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK in front of the'National Assembly'."
KCNA: "If the U.S. and the south Korean authorities regard the phase of improving inter-Korean ties and the DPRK-U.S. dialogue provided by the proactive and broadminded efforts and measures of the DPRK as something allowed any time and any hour, then they are sadly mistaken."
KCNA: "Even before the ink of the historic April 27 Declaration got dry, the south Korean authorities and the U.S. started such a drill against the DPRK, reacting to all the peace-loving efforts and good intentions which the DPRK has shown with rude and wicked provocation."
KCNA: "The DPRK-targeted drill across south Korea is an undisguised challenge to the Panmunjom Declaration and a decapture military provocation to the trend of the favorably developing situation on the Korean Peninsula."
KCNA: "Involved in the drill are over 100 fighters of various missions including B-52 strategic nuclear bombers and F-22 Raptor stealth fighters under the supervision of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in south Korea and the south Korean air force."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities, together with the U.S., has been staging the largest-ever '2018 Max Thunder' joint air drill throughout south Korea since May 11 in a bid to make a preemptive air strike at the DPRK and win the air."
"We are aware of the South Korean media report," says @PressSec in statement. "The United States will look at what North Korea has said independently, and continue to coordinate closely with our allies."
North Korea plans to join international efforts to implement a total ban on nuclear weapons tests, it told the United Nations disarmament body
North Korea to join global efforts to ban nuclear weapons tests
US intel agencies are closely watching North Korea's dismantlement of Punggye-ri; work so far could be reversed in a matter of "weeks to months"
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Thornton says priority with North Korea is denuclearization but all other issues will be addressed, inc. human rights, cyber-security, chemical and biological weapons
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Susan Thornton, top US diplomat for Asia-Pacific, says she hopes denuclearization with North Korea will be a front-loaded process
Invited by International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee, a delegation from the DPRK's ruling Workers' Party started its visit to China on Monday to view the country's economic development and opening-up reforms as well as to promote exchanges
S Korean official: N Korea's incremental denuclearization unacceptable by Seoul, U.S., Japan
KCNA: "The Western society, including the U.S., does not know well about the DPRK and, in practice all the visitors to the DPRK were stunned to find that their experience there is utterly different from what they had had in their mind before."
South Korea President Moon's Security adviser: incremental North Korea approach to denuclearisation at June summit with US would not be accepted by President Trump or US, Japanese or South Korean people
KCNA: "An American journalist, who visited the DPRK, noted in an article that the successes in free education, the fact there is no homeless person and the people's pride and confidence show more vividly the true picture of the DPRK."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, the Supreme Leader of the Korean people, formulated the people-first doctrine as the guiding idea of the WPK and is making a new history of giving priority to the people and respecting and loving them with his warm affection."
KCNA: "The politics of love and trust taking care of the people's destiny in a responsible manner to the last have been enforced at a higher level century after century under the wise guidance of the WPK."
KCNA: "Ordinary citizens of the country such as weaver, miner, peasant and scientist are elected as deputies to the Supreme People's Assembly discussing the state affairs and represent the people's interests."
KCNA: "But, in socialist Korea, a good example in guaranteeing the genuine civilization and human rights is being set today when the rights of human being remain seriousthe Korean people are enjoying the genuine political, social, economic and cultural rights."
KCNA: "The human rights performance is the most serious problem in the world where many countries and nations and differing ideologies and systems coexist."
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More explosions would be unnecessarily risky, but there are steps North Korea could take to make the Punggye-ri shutdown more credible and safe, said Suh Kune-yull, professor of nuclear energy systems engineering at Seoul National University.
Susan Thornton, assistant secretary of State: Expect a “big down payment” from North Korea on denuclearization at Trump-Kim talks
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Moon expects a US-North Korea deal on June 12. 'Or else why would Trump fly all the way to Singapore?'
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Advisor to South Korean president Moon also says main risk to Kim from shift to economy from weapons development is how the North Korean military will respond to marginalization
North Korea and South Korea agree to hold a ministerial-level meeting at the truce village of Panmunjeom on Wednesday
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Moon Chung-in, advisor to South Korean president, says Kim Jong Un needs to give a 'big gift' to Trump such as handing over some nukes, to initiate a lasting deal on denuclearization
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KCNA: "The U.S. had better stop such foolish and futile deed as having its nose bitten off, well aware of who is its rival. The south Korean authorities, too, should behave themselves, properly facing up to the trend of the times."