And @POTUS rules out meeting Kim Jong Un during his travel this week to Japan and the Korean peninsula.
Syrian FM Walid al-Moallem visited Pyongyang, where he discussed enhancing Syria-North Korea ties in the face of "US economic terrorism" and sanctions; the two sides inked an MoU for a committee for political consultations
Seoul: US, N Korea in Talks to Set Up 3rd Trump-Kim Summit
KCNA: "A tablet to honor Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has been displayed at Lesnaya Zaimka Restaurant in Vladivostok, RussiaThey decided to displaytablet to hand down through generations their honor of having Kim Jong Un at their restaurant."
KCNA: "If anyone dares to trample over our sovereignty and the right to existence, we will not hesitate to pull a muscle-flexing trigger in order to defend ourselves."
KCNA: "As Comrade Chairman of the State Affairs Commission said, we would not thirst for a lifting of sanctions. Our state is not a country that will surrender to the U.S. sanctions, nor are we a country which the U.S. could attack whenever it desires to do so."
KCNA: "This is an outright challenge to the DPRK-U.S. Joint Statementin Singapore and a manifestation of the most extreme hostile acts by the United States towards the DPRKThe wild dream of the U.S. to bring us to our knees by means of sanctionsgrows even more undisguised."
KCNA: "Pompeomade reckless remarksthat today some 80-plus percent of the North Korean economy is sanctionedIf the U.S. sanctions are affecting 80-plus percent of our economy, as Pompeo mentioned, the question is whether the U.S. target is to raise it up to 100 percent."
North Korea News Agency: Extension of recent US sanctions on Pyongyang is "hostile action"
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Police arrested a man who rammed, the United States Embassy in Gwanghwamun, Seoul. At 5:45 p.m. on June 25, a man was detained by police as he rammed with a car toward the U.S. Embassy in Gwanghwamun, Seoul.
KCNA: "On the lapse of 69 years since the outbreak of the Korean war by the U.S. imperialistsour might has become incomparably stronger than that in the 1950s when we held riflesagainst theimperialist forces possessed of A-bomb. We are fully ready to fight any war now."
KCNA: "July 21 is the day of the election of deputies to the provincial (municipal), city (district) and county people's assemblies in the DPRKA revolutionary climate of greeting the election meaningfully should pervade the whole country."
Trump says letter from Kim wished him happy birthday
Yonhap: US President Trump considering visiting the DMZ during his South Korea visit - SK govt official
"A letter was sent by President Trump (to Kim Jong Un) and correspondence between the two leaders has been ongoing," says @PressSec.
KCNA: "After reading the letter, the Supreme Leadersaid with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content. Appreciating the political judging faculty and extraordinary courage of President Trump, Kim Jong Un saidhe would seriously contemplate the interesting content."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the [DPRK] and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, received a personal letter from President of the United States of America Donald Trump."
North Korean media: Kim received a "very satisfactory" message from US President Donald Trump
Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping discussed series of plans for strengthening collaboration -KCNA
KCNA: Kim Jong Un to Xi Jinping: "Socialism is the unchangeable core of the DPRK-China friendship and the peculiarity and invincibility of the DPRK-China friendship lie in defending and glorifying socialism by pooling efforts."
KCNA: Kim Jong Un to Xi Jinping: "Enthusiastic cheers in every street of Pyongyang today reflect the deep and friendly feelings of the Party and people of the DPRK toward the Chinese party and people."
KCNA: "The top leaders of the two countries exchanged extensive views on important international and regional matters including the situation of the Korean peninsula, that serious and complicated changes are happening in international and regional situations."
KCNA: "Xi Jinping said that he was very pleased to meet Kim Jong Un again, and expressed his thanks to the leading officials of the Party and the government of the DPRK and leading officials of the armed forcesand citizens in Pyongyang for warmly greeting and welcoming him."
KCNA: "Friendly feeling swept the stadium amid the peculiar display of Chinese folk dances and welcome dances and letters 'Long Live the Invincible Friendship and Unity between the Peoples of the DPRK and China.'"
KCNA: "Amid the playing of the song 'DPRK-China Friendship Will Be Immortal', the national flags of the two countries were hoistedArt troupes put on the stage such Chinese songs as 'No New China without Communist Party,' 'We Sing of Motherland''The Fluttering Red Flag.'"
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), together with Xi Jinpingenjoyed the grand mass gymnastics and artistic performance 'Invincible Socialism'."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un had an emotional meeting with Xi Jinping. Kim Jong Un warmly took hands of Xi Jinping and exchanged friendly greetings with himOn of the long-desired visit to Pyongyang, Xi Jinping expressed heartfelt thanks to the Korean people for the grand welcome."
KCNA: "Seeing satchels made with locally available raw materials, he said that he felt satisfied and pleased, picturing to himself the children going to and from school with home-made fashionable satchelsHe personally saw more than 450 bag designs."
KCNA: "One day of five years ago, on his way of field guidance he saw students carrying schoolbags, musical instruments and belongings in their hands. Looking at them for a long time, he decided to supply satchels to students."
KCNA: "Now, all the pupils and students of the DPRK have used 'Sonamu (pine tree)'-trademarked satchels. This is attributable to the warm care of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."