2 year ago
DPRK leader Kim Jong un left Viet Nam tdy after two-day official friendly visit and #DPRKUSA Hanoi Summit
: 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..
2 year 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."
2 year 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."
2 year 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
2 year 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
2 year 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."