U.S. military commander voices optimism about North Korea summit, doubts denuclearization
commander Gen. Abrams: "Despite a reduction in tensions along the DMZ and a cessation of strategic provocations coupled with public statements of intent to denuclearize, little to no verifiable change has occurred in North Korea's military capabilities."
KCNA: "A delegation of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry led by Pham Binh Minh, deputy prime minister and foreign minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, arrived here on Tuesday."
KCNA: "Clear is the aim sought by Japan in going mad to hold control of Tok Island. By holding the islet, geographic and strategic linchpin rich in natural resources, Japan designs to monopolize economic interestsand turn it into a military base foroverseas expansion."
KCNA: "Japan's persistent attachment to Tok Island issue betrays its never-ending ambition for territorial expansion and its brazen-facedness that has reached the extremes."
Seoul: A taxi driver set himself on fire in his cab Monday in another apparent suicide attempt in protest at a commercial ride-sharing service.
: ..The fact is, when I took over as President, our Country was a mess. Depleted Military, Endless Wars, a potential War with North Korea, V.A., High Taxes and too many Regulations, Border, Immigration and HealthCare problems, and much more. I had no choice but to work very long hours.
In defense cost talks, U.S. affirms no change in presence of its troops in Korea: ministry
KCNA: "They arrived at the Tableland of Junghung commanding a view of Mt Paektu through the Spring Site in Poso-ri, singing revolutionary songs in chorus."
KCNA: "During the march, they placed floral baskets and bunches of flowers at the statues of President Kim Il Sung in Pochonbo Revolutionary Battle Siteand before the Samjiyon Grand Monument and the statue of Chairman Kim Jong Il in Samjiyon County and made bows to them."
KCNA: "School youth and children from across the country marched to Chairman Kim Jong Il's birthplace in the secret camp in Mt Paektu from Feb. 1 to 9 on the occasion of his 77th birth anniversary."
KCNA: "Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un had a significant photo taken with the KPA commanding officers before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il at the Ministry of People's Armed ForcesHe made a highly important speech."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, made a congratulatory visit to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces."
Trump announces Hanoi as location for summit with Kim Jong Un
: North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse. He may surprise some but he won't surprise me, because I have gotten to know him and fully understand how capable he is. North Korea will become a different kind of Rocket - an Economic one.
: My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second Summit with Kim Jong Un. It will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 and 28. I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim and advancing the cause of peace.
1 year ago
US Special Representative Biegun and his DPRK counterpart have "agreed to meet again in advance of President Trump and Chairman Kim's second summit," reports @StateDept.
KCNA: "The message expressed firm belief that Kim Jong Un would wisely lead the DPRK to greater progress and prosperity by creditably carrying forward the line of Kim Jong Il."
KCNA: "Such double-dealing can never be pardoned as they are smiling a 'reconciliation smile' before the DPRK but at the same time sharpening the sword of confrontation to prevent the peace from being ensured in the Korean peninsula and the region."
KCNA: "Their reckless military act after the north-south agreement to end the fratricidal war incites our vigilance and causes serious concern among the public at home and abroad, and it adversely affects the development of the present situation."
KCNA: "The acts make the DPRK doubt the attitude of the south Korean military to value thepresent situationThe military forces are describing their measures as an 'act to lay a foundation for the increased self-defense capabilities', but it is nothing but double-dealing."
KCNA: "However, while trying to give a good impression that they are interested in the military detente, the south Korean military is seeking to spend r military spendingThey are even planning to purchase many F-35A, Global Hawk, SM-3 and other foreign military hardware."
KCNA: "The military, which turned the whole of south Korea into the largest ammunition dump in the Far East under the pretext of non-existent 'threat from the north', should have reducedthe lethal hardware against the fellow countrymen in the north in the present situation."
KCNA: "The south Korean military authorities are planning to spend more than 250 billion U.S. dollars for military spendingIt constitutes an extremely dangerous act to swim against the desire of all the fellow countrymen, and an undisguised provocation against the DPRK."
North Korea Increases Crackdown on Mobile Phone Use Along Chinese Border
KCNA: "The south Korean military has already made public a plan to deploy Stealth F-35As for an actual war and introduce all kinds of foreign-made arms. Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says that the moves of the south Korean military are undisguised provocation against the DPRK."
Trump will meet North Korea leader Kim in Vietnam on Feb 27-28
1 year ago
At least four V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft landed at Danang Airport on February 5 as the coastal city of Vietnam was preparing to host second Trump - Kim summit
KCNA: "The south Korean conservative forces are keen on sycophancy and treachery and confrontation with the fellow countrymen, while touting strengthened 'alliance' with the U.S., clean indifferent to how the times have changed. They are, indeed, senseless guys."
KCNA: "Now that the situation on the Korean Peninsula has converted into detente and peace, the increase on 'defence cost sharing' can never be allowed as it means an increase of 'aggression cost' and 'war cost' calling for confrontation and war."