: "@POTUS is prepared and will be ready to meet [Kim Jong Un] and we're continuing to move forward with the preparations."
"The president is prepared and will be ready to meet" with Kim Jong Un, says @PressSec. "If the North Koreans want to meet we'll be there."
Pentagon: No plans to scale back joint training with South Korea despite protests from Pyongyang. "There's been no talk of reducing anything. There's been no talk of changing our scope. These are annual exercises," chief spokesperson Dana W. White told
KCNA: "It is a lesson shown by the past history that it would never be possible to write a new history of opening up the prospect of the country and nation even though we may sit with those without trust and confidence and without manners. Clear and immutable is our stand."
KCNA: "Unless the serious situation which led to the suspension of the north-south high-level talks is settled, it will never be easy to sit face to face again with the present government of south Korea."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities are required to think over the present situation turning into an irrevocable worst one, not whiling away time with thoughtless moves to shift the blame on to the DPRK based on a string of lame excuses and pretexts."
KCNA: "The direction of the future north-south ties will entirely depend on the behavior of the south Korean authorities."
KCNA: "The present south Korean authorities have been clearly proven to be an ignorant and incompetent group devoid of the elementary sense of the present situation, of any concrete picture of their dialogue partner and of the ability to discern the present trend of the times."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities launched the extremely adventurous 2018 Max Thunder joint air combat exercises aimed at precision strike on key strategic objects of the DPRK and the seizure of the air control together with the U.S."
KCNA: "On the other hand, they let human scum hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and its social system and speak ill of the historic Panmunjom Declaration at the 'National Assembly'."
KCNA: "Far from thinking over the meaning of the step taken by the DPRK and taking necessary follow-up measures, they went so senseless as to express 'regret' and 'urge' something."
Momentum for dialogue and easing of tension on the Korean Peninsula should be cherished by all, says Chinese FM spokesman Lu Kang. DPRK's efforts should be encouraged, welcomed and supported by the international community, he says.
North Korea's chief negotiator Ri Son Gwon condemned the joint South Korea-U.S. air combat drills and criticized South Korea's parliament for holding talks with "human scumbags," without naming who they are
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KCNA: "China, Russia and all other countries that challenge the unipolar world by the U.S. are regarded as targets of obstacle lying in the way of realizing 'peace by strength'."
KCNA: "The U.S. has not given up even a moment its wild design to change the world in its favor, dominating it single-handedly. It regards military spending as the size of strength."
KCNA: "Then, speeches titled 'On protection of swamp in the DPRK' and 'International environment cooperation in the DPRK and region' were made."
KCNA: "A national symposium on the protection and rational use of swamp in the DPRK took placeSpeakers at the symposium noted that the DPRK government chose worldly important and significant swamp areas as migrants and swamp sanctuaries and has conducted brisk activities."
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.
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South Korea keeping its cool despite North Korea's tirade against Bolton and the U.S.