on North Korea: "From our perspective, we would hope that no one would try to block - in their government or in our government - the ability for President Trump and Chairman Kim to make progress on the commitments that they made to each other in Vietnam."
"We must be prepared to respond to regional threats such as Iran and North Korea – all the while maintaining pressure on terrorist groups such as ISIS and alQaeda" per @EsperDoD "This need to balance current readiness with modernization. is the Department's central challenge"
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Full English statements from KCNA, warning that the United States "unilaterally reneging on its commitments" is leading Pyongyang to reconsider its own decision to discontinue tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)
KCNA: "This is clearly a breach of the main spirit of June 12 DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement and an undisguised pressureWith the U.S. unilaterally reneging on its commitments, we are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S."
KCNA: "Less than a month since the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting in Panmunjom, the U.S. is going to resume joint military exercise which it directly committed to suspend at the highest level."
KCNA: "Our discontinuation of the nuclear and ICBM tests and the U.S. suspension of joint military exercises are, to all its intents and purposes, commitments made to improve bilateral relations. They are not a legal document inscribed on a paper."
KCNA: "The United States and south Korea are going to defiantly conduct a joint military exercise 'Alliance 19-2' targeting us in Augustit is crystal clear that it is an actual drill and a rehearsal of war aimed at militarily occupying our Republic by surprise attack."
KCNA: "The United States is going to conduct a joint military exercisewith south Korea in contravention of the commitments made at the highest levelIf the military exercise really goes ahead, it would affect the DPRK-U.S. working-level talks."
In two statements carried KCNA, North Korea's Foreign Ministry says the continued drills are a violation of the spirit of Trump-Kim talks, and make it hard to trust that the US will keep any promises
North Korea's Foreign Ministry says if US and South Korea go forward with upcoming military drills, it will affect the planned working-level talks agreed to at Trump and Kim's DMZ meeting
KCNA: "There are also various beauty masks made with natural substances, which draw attention of women for their distinct moisturizing, polishing and whitening functions."
KCNA: "The Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory has recently developed 20-odd kinds of new products. Among them are prickly heat powder and mosquito-repellent perfume and cream."
KCNA: "There are not a few things that are in short supply for the Korean people at present. But as there are the patriotic people who build up socialism by their own efforts with self-support, the DPRK can successfully make amazing development which is beyond imagination."
KCNA: "Self-sustenance and self-support serve as a foundation of existence and development of a stateOne is seriously mistaken if one seeks other's help in today's world in which national egoism is rampant and the cupidity of big powers has reached the extremes."
Bangladesh PM Hasina today urged South Korea to engage with Myanmar for an early peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis that has posed risks to regional peace and stability.
KCNA: "Wonsan boiled rice with clam meat, a new specialty of Kangwon Province, is getting popularity among citizens of the DPRKSupreme Leader Kim Jong Un saw the boiled rice with clam from the East Sea of Korea and named it Wonsan boiled rice with clam meat."
Trump on Kim Jong Un: "You have a man that was so happy to see me. That's a good thing. You have a man who doesn't smile a lot, but when he saw me he smiled, he was happy."
KCNA: "Seminar on the Juche idea on the theme 'Self-reliance is the guarantee for sovereignty and global peace' took place in Ulan Bator on June 29. On display at the venue of the event were works of President Kim Il Sung, Chairman Kim Jong Il and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
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US Department of State: [email protected]
spoke by phone yesterday with ROK FM Kang. They reaffirmed their commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK, the importance of U.S.-Japan-ROK trilateral cooperation, and agreed to working closely together to address challenges in the Indo-Pacific
KCNA: "We, on our part, have no other choice but to develop and test the special armaments to completely destroy the lethal weapons reinforced in south Korea. The south Korean authorities had better come to their senses before it is too late."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities are strange enough to live in such a way as to please the United States, their master, like eating mustard in tears, even though they know well that the bringing-in of the Fighterswill trigger our reaction and increase the military tension."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities are about to bring in two 'F-35A' stealth fighters from the United States again in mid-JulyThe south Korean authorities have thus challenged head-on the 'military agreement to implement the Panmunjom Declaration.'"
North Korea calls arrival of South Korea's F-35 jets "extremely dangerous action", says "no other choice but to develop and test the special armaments to completely destroy" them
North Korea's Hwasong-15 ICBM can strike anywhere in U.S. mainland: USFK
KCNA: "Ministries, national institutions and industrial establishments and institutions in provinces, cities and counties have mobilized tens of thousands of water transport means, pumping equipment and much manpower to water fields at drought-affected farms."
KCNA: "Drought and high temperature have been persisting in the west coast and middle inland areas of the DPRKTo cope with such situation, a campaign against drought damage is going on in the country."
KCNA: "Abe's such nonsense [is] a ludicrous one of a political dwarf who has no ability to properly grasp the realty [sic]The Japanese politicians had better know where they stand and behave themselves."
KCNA: "Now the climate of reconciliation and peace has mounted unprecedentedly on the Korean peninsulaBut on the contrary, the Japanese politicians went round imploring other countries to implement the 'sanctions resolution' against the DPRK, part begging and part forcing."
KCNA: "Nowadays media of different countries carry articles under such titles as 'Comrade Kim Il Sung, great man of the century'and 'President Kim Il Sung is always alive in the hearts of the world progressives' in praise of his great feats."
KCNA: "Kim Il Sung was the peerlessly elder statesman who put the trend of history in the 20th century on an orbit of independence. In his teens the Presidentfounded the immortal Juche idea for the first time in the history of human thought."