An agreement between North and South Korea to hold a summit and signals about possible talks between North Korea and the United States are stirring concern in Japan about its diplomatic nightmare - being left out in the cold
KCNA: "Tragedy is that the U.S. is still ignorant of the DPRKThe U.S. will have to face all the disasters to be caused by its reckless racket of aggression."
KCNA: "Asserting that the 'phase of thaw in frozen south-north relations' will end with the end of the Olympics, the U.S. is calling for kicking off the joint military drillsletting out such wild remarks that it cannot but enter the 'second phase' if sanctionsdo not work."
KCNA: "Witnessing the ill-minded behavior of the U.S. before and after the Winter Olympics, the international community has been seriously concerned about whether detente and dialoguemay continue even after the Olympics or not. Such concern has become a reality."
KCNA: "Such military moves for aggression of the U.S. which is crying for the resumption of joint military exercises with south Korea are a grave provocation aimed to deliberately deteriorate the situation of the Korean peninsula and again push it to the brink of war."
KCNA: "The U.S. is openly pushing ahead with its preparations for igniting a war of aggression in an attempt to reverse the atmosphere of detente on the Korean peninsula."
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Q: What do you owe this recent openness (by the DPRK) to talk? @POTUS: "Me."
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"We remain determined to achieve a denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and there's been a lot of news on that today" says @POTUS "Hopefully it's positive. Hopefully it leads to a positive result"
Before the two leaders take questions they're reading prepared statements. @POTUS thanks Sweden for help in freeing Otto Warmbier from the DPRK=
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KCNA: "The dark clouds of a nuclear war still hang heavily over the earth due to the U.S. invariable aggression ambition and nuclear war moves aimed at putting the world under its domination by force. As a result, humankind is still exposed to the danger."
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KCNA: "No matter how desperately the Japanese reactionaries may try, they can never gratify their reckless ambition for putting Korea under their control and achieving the old dream of the 'Greater East-Asia Co-prosperity Sphere'."
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KCNA: "A birthrate of south Korea, which has already reached an all-time low in the world, is becoming more deplorableattributedto the sharp decrease in marriage, the young joblessness hitting an all time-low and sky-rocketing housing rent."
KCNA: "The talk between the Supreme Leader and the delegation of the special envoy of President Moon Jae In took place in a compatriotic and sincere atmosphere."
KCNA: "Hearing the intention of President Moon Jae In for a summit from the special envoy of the south side, he exchanged views and made a satisfactory agreement. He gave the important instruction to the relevant field to rapidly take practical steps for it."
KCNA: Kim Jong Un "had an openhearted talk with the party of the special envoy delegation of the south side over the issues arising in actively improving the north-south relations and ensuring peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula."
KCNA: Kim Jong Un "said that it is natural to be glad at the auspicious event of the fellow countrymen of the same blood and help it. The Winter Olympics served as a very important occasion in demonstrating the stamina and prestige of our nation at home and abroad, he added."
KCNA: "The members of the special envoy delegation thanked the Supreme Leader for dispatching the high-level delegation and various large-scale delegations with the 23rd Winter Olympics as a momentum so that they were held successfully."
KCNA: "Shaking hands of the special envoy and his party one by one, the respected Supreme Leader warmly welcomed them on their visit to Pyongyang. Jong Ui Yong courteously handed over the personal letter of Moon Jae In to the Supreme Leader."
KCNA: "Attendingwere Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the WPK; Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the WPK; and officials concerned. The dinner proceeded in a warm atmosphere overflowing with compatriotic feelings."
KCNA: "At the dinner hall, the Supreme Leader, together with his wife Ri Sol Ju, warmly greeted Jong Ui Yong, chief of the State Security Office of Chongwadae who is the special envoy of President Moon Jae In; So Hun, director of the National Intelligence Service"
KCNA: "Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong UnMonday hosted a dinner for the members of the delegation of the special envoy of the south Korean president on a visit to Pyongyang."
South Korean envoys held more than four hour dinner with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, per presidential Blue House.
North Korea leader receives Moon's letter, exchanges views over Moon's intentions: KCNA
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