"We've had very good steps in good faith from the North Koreans," says @PressSec to reporters.
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@POTUS will meet with Kim Yong Chol today at 12:15pm in the Oval Office," says @PressSec. "They will discuss relations between the two countries and continued progress on North Korea's final, fully verified denuclearization."
At 11:00EST (16:00GMT) @SecPompeo is to meet DPRK Vice-Chairman Kim Yong Chol here, according to @StateDept.
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KCNA: "Thanks to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, the peerlessly great man, the politico-ideological might of Juche Korea has been fully demonstratedA state is invincible when it has an ideology and politics to win the sympathy of all people and unite them."
KCNA: "Those who are said to be 'abducted' by the DPRK are being discovered one by one across Japan. Such fact proves that the abduction issue has nothing to do with the DPRK and it is only showing inferiority of the society of JapanJapan is the abduction kingdom."
KCNA: "There is no 'abduction issue' as it had been already settled long ago thanks to the sincere efforts of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea."
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KCNA: "Outside forces who are displeased with the reconciliationof the Korean nation are getting more undisguised in the obstructive moves. Leaving an important matterto the tender mercy of foreign forces isan act of pulling the noose of subjugation around the neck."
KCNA: "Adhering to the principle of By Our Nation Itself makes it possible to resolve, most rapidly and smoothly, all the issues arising inthe north-south relations and the accomplishment of the cause of national reunification in accordance with the will of the nation."
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KCNA: "Young people in the DPRK are playing a pivotal roleto carry out the militant tasks advanced in the historic New Year Address of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. Those in the field of electric power industry have over-fulfilled their production plan every day."
KCNA: "The whole course of the Korean revolution is a history of heroic strugglein the face of the worst-ever difficultyThe moves of the hostile forces to suffocate the DPRK went only to help the Korean people work with redoubled efforts in the spirit of self-reliance."
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KCNA: "Kim Jong Un watched the goods in production, while looking round the production processes at the plant. Touring the production site, he highly appreciated that the plant has undergone a good development by registering many achievements intechnical upgrading."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un visited a branch pharmaceutical plant of the Beijing Tongrentang Co. Ltd. together with accompanying officials and entourage that morningHe was warmly greeted by the board director of the Beijing Tongrentang Co. Ltd. who is also its party secretary."
KCNA: "He expressed his will to go on writing a beautiful epic of the DPRK-China friendship to be envied by the world and handed down generation after generation by joining hands with comrades of China and firmly defend peace and stability on the Korean peninsula."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un made a reply speech. He said that he visited China as his first political schedule for the new year with the firm will to gain overall prosperity of the DPRK-China friendship, as required by a new great history and brilliant era of the DPRK-China relations."
KCNA: "Xi Jinping warmly welcomed their China visit. He said Kim Jong Un's three China visits within 100 days last year and his visit to China at the beginning of the new year fully showed that he values much the traditional China-DPRK friendship."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un invited Xi Jinping to make an official visit to the DPRK at a convenient time and the latter accepted the invitation with pleasure and informed Kim Jong Un of the plan. The talks proceeded in a warm, comradely and friendly atmosphere from beginning to end."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un said that the DPRK remains unchanged in its main stand to keep the goal of the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, sincerely implement the joint statement adopted at the Singapore DPRK-U.S. summit talks and seek negotiated peaceful solution."
KCNA: "Exchanging greetings with each other again in a comradely, sincere and friendly atmosphere, the top leaders of the two parties and two countries had an in-depth and candid exchange of views over the issue ofthe Korean peninsula and the denuclearization negotiations."
KCNA: "Warmly welcoming Kim Jong Un who started his external activity in the New Year by visiting China, Xi Jinping said the current visit will offer a specially important occasion in successfully guiding the development of the China-DPRK relations."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju were presented with bunches of flowers by women. Kim Jong Un had an amicable talk with Song Tao on the train. He expressed thanks to Song Tao for coming all the way to the border town, warmly welcoming him."
KCNA: "Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission (SAC), visited the People's Republic of China (PRC) from January 7 to 10, Juche 108 (2019) at the invitation of Xi Jinping."