Trump says sanctions on North Korea will stay in place until the country: - denuclearizes - "immediately" stops ship-to-ship transfers (U.S. data shows the DPRK had 89 illegal transfers of oil and coal in 2018)
The State Dept. says Mike Pompeo has accepted an invitation from Kim Jong Un to visit Pyongyang next month to plan another US-DPRK summit. Last time Pompeo visited, Kim didn't meet with him instead choosing to visit a potato farm.
: it is up to Russia to cease the threat of use of chemical weapons; we work toward strengthening OPCW. France will work ceaselessly on this Council on nonproliferation. It's an issue of legitimacy for the Council by all [members]. ICBMs of North Korea worrisome #UNGA
Macron calls out recent uses of chemical weapons: ISIS's use of chemical weapons, North Korea for using VX against Kim Jong Nam, and backs the UK in blaming Russia for the Skipral poisoning
: "I believe that Chairman Kim Jong Un, a man I have gotten to know and like, wants peace and prosperity for North Korea."
: "The safety of the Korean peninsula, the region, and the world depends on full compliance with UN Security Council resolutions."
Trump: Some countries violate sanctions on North Korea
KCNA: "The political philistines who, feeling pleasure at the pain of the nation suffering from division, have prolonged their remaining days with confrontation and war. The behaviors of the conservativesprove that they have only destroyed things, not creating anything."
KCNA: "The conservative group, which has been going mischievous before the summit, is spitting out almost every day such ill-boding words that 'the south is taken in by the north's tactics'."
KCNA: "The world has been greatly shocked by the historic 5th inter-Korean summit meeting and talksBut the ultra-right conservative forces of south Korea including the 'Liberal Korea Party' are still mired in the confrontation."
North Korea wants to join IMF and World Bank, pursue economic reform: Moon
Japan PM says open to summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un
KCNA: "A national software contest of university students took place at Kim Chaek University of TechnologyPresented in the contest were problems requiring multifarious and wide-ranging knowledge of mathematics, computer, etc. and the capacity of designing algorithm."
KCNA: "Over the 5th north-south summit, an exciting eventin the history of the nation, the people from all walks of life in the south have praised the Supreme Leader as a 'really admirable and excellent person'and 'the person arousing deep emotion, happiness and honor'."
KCNA: "He brought a dramatic change to the situation of the Korean peninsula through the proactive and sincere, new policy of improving the north-south relations and the continuous exceptional measures based on it."
KCNA: "The Supreme Leader, possessed of noble compatriotism and fixed will to reunify the country, opened a new phase for the development of inter-Korean relations and peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula with his distinguished political ability."
KCNA: "The world is admiring at the outstanding political ability of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who ushered in a heyday of peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula through the historic 5th north-south summit."
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on his relationship with @POTUS: Between the two of us, there is absolutely perfect trust. SpecialReport
Gen. Abrams, up to lead @USForcesKorea says, "I think that there was certainly degradation to the readiness of the force" in Korea -"That's a key exercise to maintain continuity and to continue to practice our interoperability, and so there was a slight degradation"
: "We're in the process of setting up a meeting with North Korea." UNGA
: "There has been a tremendous amount of progress in just a short amount of time with North Korea." @foxandfriends
1 year ago
Pres Moon and Pres Trump sign the revised US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement. "I've never seen my name in Korean," said @POTUS. "It looks nice."
: It was my great honor to welcome and meet with President @moonriver365 Jae-in of South Korea today, in New York City. UNGA
: "A lot of very positive things are happening with Chairman Kim of North Korea."
: "The new U.S.-Korea agreement includes significant improvements to reduce our trade deficit and to expand opportunities to export America products to South Korea."
: "I really believe North Korea has tremendous economic potential and I believe that Chairman Kim and the people of North Korea want to see that potential arrived at and we will help them to that endWe will be having a second summit in the not too distant future."
DPRK topping agenda for @POTUS @moonriver365 meeting right now
Second summit with DPRK leader Kim Jong Un is likely "quite soon," according to @POTUS.