: I never like being misinterpreted, but especially when it comes to Otto Warmbier and his great family. Remember, I got Otto out along with three others. The previous Administration did nothing, and he was taken on their watch. Of course I hold North Korea responsible..
8 month ago
Statement from the parents of Otto Warmbier: "Kim and his evil government are responsible for unimaginable cruelty and inhumanity. No excuses or lavish praise can change that."
: Great to be back from Vietnam, an amazing place. We had very substantive negotiations with Kim Jong Un - we know what they want and they know what we must have. Relationship very good, let's see what happens.
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un expressed his thanks to Trump for making positive efforts for the successful meeting and talks while making a long journey and said goodbye, promising the next meeting."
KCNA: "They agreed to keep in close touch with each other for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and the epochal development of the DPRK-U.S. relations in the future, too, and continue productive dialogues for settling the issues discussed at the Hanoi Summit."
KCNA: "The top leaders of the two countries appreciated that the second meeting in Hanoi offered an important occasion for deepening mutual respect and trust and putting the relations between the two countries on a new stage."
KCNA: "They expressed the conviction that though a high barrier of antagonism and confrontation stands due to over 7 decades-long hostile relations and there exist inevitable hardships and difficulties, they could create a significant advance in the DPRK-U.S. relations."
KCNA: "The top leaders listened to each other's views on the issues to be resolved without fail at the present phase in order to carry out the joint goals specified in the Singapore joint statement, and had an in-depth discussion of the ways to do so."
KCNA: "At the talks they shared the common understanding that the effortsand proactive measures taken by them to defuse tensionswere of great significance in building mutual trust and making a fundamental turn in the decades-long bilateral relations characterized by mistrust"
KCNA: "They had a constructive and candid exchange of their opinions over the practical issues arising in opening up a new era of the improvement of the DPRK-U.S. relations on the basis of the progress."
KCNA: "The top leaders of the two countries highly appreciated at the one-on-one talks and extended talks that a remarkable progress has been made in the historic course of implementing the Singapore joint statement."
KCNA: "Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un met again with USA President Donald J. Trump at Metropole Hotel in Hanoi at 9:00 a.m. Hanoi Time and then had one-on-one talks before having extended talks with their aides attending."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, met again and had talks with Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, on Thursday."
Kim, Trump to continue to discuss significant improvement in bilateral relations: KCNA
"President Trump is aware of North Korea's response to end of summit," @PressSec tells reporters on Air Force One. TrumpKimSummit
During the flight from Vietnam, @POTUS spoke for ~10-15 minutes separately to @moonriver365 and @AbeShinzo to brief them on the TrumpKimSummit, according to @PressSec.
Choe Son Hui, North Korea's vice minister of Foreign Affairs and one of Pyongyang's most prominent interlocutors with the U.S., adds: "I cannot guarantee that this opportunity will be offered to the U.S. once more."
8 month ago
Extraordinary midnight press conference from North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in Hanoi directly contradicts Trump's version. When the U.S. demanded a further step beyond Yongbyon, Mr. Ri said, "it became crystal clear that the U.S. was not ready to accept our proposal."
8 month ago
"If the U.S. removes partial sanctions we will permanently and completely dismantle Nyongbyon in the presence of U.S. experts and by the joint work of technicians of both countries," says DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho
North Korean official says "Chairman Kim got the feeling that he didn't understand the way Americans calculate" says Kim may have "lost the will" for further negotiations.
North Korean official said they asked for 5 of 11 sanctions to be lifted in exchange for partial denuclearization. Trump's comments made it seem like North Koreans had asked for ALL sanctions to be canceled.
North Korean foreign minister says U.S. demanded 'one more' measure beyond Yongbyon dismantlement
Foreign minister says North Korea seeks lifting of 5 U.N. sanctions resolutions, especially related to people's livelihoods
North Korea is set to hold a rare news conference on the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, Vietnam officials say
Senior China diplomat Wang Yi says difficulties in North Korea-US talks unavoidable
8 month ago
Russian vessel SEAGRAND hit a bridge in South Korean Busan, no casualties, but severe damage to bridge. Police detained Russian sailors, captain was drunk
(US-NK summit) Seoul disappointed over summit, but remains hopeful for progress
8 month ago
Kim-Trump summit: Looks like the staircase truck had an engine problem, and men in suits had to push it away from Air Force One.
KCNA: "A delegation of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK led by Vice-Minister Ri Kil Song left here Thursday to visit China."
"I don't think the top leadership (in DPRK) knew about it," replies @POTUS.
"No we haven't" replies @POTUS to question from @margarettalev on whether he's committed to a 3rd #TrumpKimSummit.
"We'll be calling President Moon very soon" when he gets on Air Force One, as well Japanese Prime Minister Abe, says @POTUS.
"We did talk about China today a lot," says @POTUS taking a second question in a row from mainland Chinese media.
"He said he's not going to do testing of rockets and missiles or anything nuclear," says @POTUS of Kim.
Dismantling Yongbyon complex was discussed in exchange for lifting of sanctions, says @POTUS. "We brought many points up that they were surprised that they knew."
"We hoped we could do more," adds @SecPompeo. "Real progress was made."
Kim promised @POTUS last night "he's not going to do testing" of "rockets and nuclear.
"He has a certain vision and it's not exactly our vision" on denuclearization, says @POTUS.
8 month ago
DPRK wanted sanctions totally lifted, says @POTUS.
Trump press conference begins the HanoiSummit press conference and thanks Vietnam. He says "reasonably attractive news" from India and Pakistan—says US has been involved. "Hopefully that'll be coming to an end."
Trump and Kim were not able to reach an agreement at Hanoi summit, White House says
8 month ago
Kim Jong Un's Mercedes-Benz left the Metropole Hotel at 1325 local time. It seems that a joint singning cermeony has been canceled.
The 2nd #TrumpKimSummit is over with the lunch cancelled and no apparent joint signing of a declaration as had been scheduled.
Sanders suggested Trump will explain at his presser. WH press pool waited in Metropole dining room, where plates and menus were set up, but delegations never showed up. After 30 min delay we were ushered out. WH official said "there's been a program change."
Major change of plans at #hanoisummit. Sarah Sanders said the talks will wrap up in next 30 to 45 min, then Trump will go back to Marriott. His presser moved up 2 hours to start at 2 p.m. Not clear but joint signing ceremony and bilateral lunch appear canceled.
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un said goodbye to Trump after the dinner. Kim Jong Un completed the first-day schedule of the historic second DPRK-U.S. summit talks and left for Melia Hotel. The top leaders of the two countries will continue their summit on Thursday."
KCNA: "Sincere and deep opinions were exchanged with a view to making comprehensive and epoch-making results in the talks in order to meet the interest and expectation of the whole world for the successful Hanoi summit."
KCNA: "The dinner was held in an amicable atmosphere with the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. and other figures of the two countries sat at a round table in a friendly way. At the dinner, considerable progress made in the bilateral relationswere highly appreciated."
KCNA: "Then they had one-on-one pleasant chat to have a candid and honest dialogue. At the end of the one-on-one chat, they had a social dinner."
KCNA: "President Trump said that he was honored and happy to meet Chairman Kim Jong Un again and that he was sure that the talks would be very successful, noting they had very nice relations with each other."
KCNA: "He added that this period required lots of deep thinking, efforts and patience than ever before and that excellent results wished by all will be made in the talks and he would do his best to this end."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un said that mistrust, misunderstanding, hostility and old practices tried to stop our ways but we broke and overcame all of them and again walked towards each other to finally reach Hanoi in 260 days."
KCNA: "The top leaders of the two countries who deepened their friendly feelings through the Singapore summit last year and such occasions as subsequent exchanges of several personal letters exchanged warm greetings and made well-wishing remarks."
KCNA: "National flags of the DPRK and the USA were displayed side by side in La Veranda conference room of Metropole HotelKim Jong Un met Donald J. Trump in 8 months and exchanged firm handshakes with him. They had a photo taken against the national flags of the two countries."
KCNA: "The historic second meeting of the top leaders of the two countries began at 18:30, February 27, local time, followed by one-on-one chat and dinner. Kim Jong Un arrived at Metropole Hotel, the place of the meeting with the president of the USAescorted by guard vehicles."
KCNA: "The historic second DPRK-U.S. summit and talks began in Hanoi, Vietnam thanks to the ardent wishes, active efforts and extraordinary determination of the top leaders of the DPRK and the USA to end the evil cycle of confrontation and antagonism."
KCNA: "Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, had a meeting, one-on-one chat and dinner with Donald J. Trump."
The Japanese government has created a nationwide television broadcast advising civilians on how to protect themselves in the event of a North Korean missile attack.