: Great to welcome Chairman Shin from Lotte Group to the WH. They just invested $3.1 BILLION into Louisiana-biggest investment in U.S. EVER from a South Korean company, and thousands more jobs for Americans. Great partners like ROK know the U.S. economy is running stronger than ever.
question: Coincidence - [North Korean missiles] look like Russian rockets. Coincidence - they had a meeting Kim Jong Un and Putin a couple of weeks ago. Is it a coincidence? SHANAHAN answer: I'll leave that for you to decide.
Lavrov: Russia and China are ready to develop a formula for North Korea's safeguards to disarm its nuclear weapons
Lavrov: Full and comprehensive guarantees must be provided to North Korea
Chinese Foreign Minister: North Korean file must be settled through dialogue, not just words
Lavrov will receive Chinese FM Wang Yi in Sochi today. Same agenda items as with Pompeo tomorrow: Venezuela, Syria, Korea, Iran.
South Korea vows to beef up missile defense system against North Korea threats
10 month ago
DPRK mission to UN releases statement accusing US of not wanting to improve bilateral relationship but seeking "only to overthrow our system."
KCNA: "The time when the U.S. was presumptuously acting as a 'human rights judge' is gone long ago, and it would better be obsessed with its own business, rather than poking its nose into others affairs."
KCNA: "Although the U.S. is making desperate and foolish efforts to bring us down by clinging tothe 'maximum pressure' aimed at destroying our system, it should bear in mind that such an attempt willpush us dynamically to a direction where the U.S. does not want to see."
KCNA: "The latest release of press statement by the U.S. State Department is clear evidence that the present Administration follows in the footsteps of the previous Administrations in regard of the policy hostile to the DPRK."
KCNA: "This has laid bare the American ulterior intention that it does not want the improved DPRK-U.S. relations really, but seeks only to overthrow our system."
KCNA: "The United States, turning its back on the June 12 DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement committing to establish new bilateral relations, is taking the lead of hostile actionsby instigating the anti-DPRK plotting agencies embedded with the inveterate repugnance for the DPRK."
KCNA: "The press statement released recently by the U.S. Department of State for the purpose of tarnishing the DPRK's human rights situation on the occasion of so-called 'North Korea Freedom Week'is nothing but a sophistry full of falsehoods and fabrications."
North Korea test-fired 3 short-range ballistic missiles Thursday, not 2 as previously reported: U.S. officials. Missile experts believe new, mobile ballistic missile is based off Russian design. Kim Jong Un met Putin in Russia 2 weeks ago.
10 month ago
North Korean TV reports on yesterday's missile launch, but doesn't utilize top-anchor Ri Chun Hee as it did at the weekend.
Foreign ministry cites Biegun saying door remains open for North Korea's return to nuclear talks
Pentagon confirms North Korea launched 'multiple ballistic missiles' from NW North Korea into Sea of Japan(East Sea) 'in excess' of 186 miles: statement
South Korea, U.S. to hold 'working-group' meeting on North Korea projectiles, food aid
10 month ago
North Korea released images of today's missile testing.
KCNA: "Noting that the genuine peace and security of the country are guaranteed only by the strong physical force capable of defending its sovereignty, he stressed that the People's Army should reliably defend the socialist country."
KCNA: "Expressing satisfaction with the deployment and strike assault, Kim Jong Un said that some days ago, the defence units on the eastern front perfectly carried out their strike task and today's drill showed the full preparations of the defence units on the western front."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Unguided the strike drill of defence units of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in the forefront area and on the western front on Thursday."
10 month ago
Ship was seized after FBI agents and federal prosecutors in NY uncovered a scheme to illicitly ship North Korean coal by the Korea Songi Shipping Co. Vessel was used to export coal and import heavy machinery to Pyongyang. Financing unwittingly arranged by a US bank
NBC News: Federal prosecutors and the FBI in New York have announced the seizure of North Korean vessel "Wise Honest" for transporting coal from North Korea in exchange for cash, a violation of U.S. and international sanctions, court documents show.
"Nobody's happy about it," says @POTUS answering question about what he calls DPRK "short-range missiles."
"I don't think they're ready to negotiate," adds @POTUS of DPRK.
Amb. Bill Richardson tells @BillHemmer: "Putin is clearly helping Kim Jong Un."
KCNA: "The U.S. has to clearly understand that the use of force will bring it nothing, let alone browbeat the DPRK."
KCNA: "If the U.S. truly wishes for peace on the peninsula, it should not resort to the moves of stifling the DPRK by dint of strength but stop all acts of hostility against the DPRK as the former committed itself to abolish the relations of animosity and write a new history."