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: "I think we have a chance of doing something very special, with respect to North Korea. Good for them, good for us, good for everybody."
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KCNA: "The U.S. is faulting the DPRK, the most advantageous, dignified and cradle of genuine life of working people in the world, with ungrounded data. It is a revelation of the U.S. sinister intention to check the advance of the DPRK and bring down its social system."
KCNA: "For the U.S. to take issue with 'human rights' issue in other countrieswhile shelving the hideous human rights performance in its own country, where all sorts of injustice, deprivation of rights and social evils stalk, is a wanton distortion of genuine human rights."
KCNA: "By nature, the U.S. is the worst human rights abuserAs for gun-related crimes alone, a man-killing crime which is cancer-like in this country has been committed one after another in various regions including California, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida."
KCNA: "The U.S. State Department published 'country report on human rights for 2017' on April 20. The U.S. takes issue with human rights performance in other countries by publishing the country report every year as if it were a 'human rights judge'."
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KCNA: "It reminds one of the uninvited guest storming other's house and urging the owner to pay a charge. This height of arrogance and ferocity is something deplorable that can be found only in South Korea."
KCNA: "The U.S. recently held negotiations over the conclusion of 'special agreement on defense cost sharing' with south Korea and pressurized the south Korean authorities to bear 'defense cost sharing' running into astronomical figures."
KCNA: "This clearly proves the U.S. nature as the de facto ruler in South Korea as it is an unwarranted demand in disregard of the difficult south Korean economy and the right of the people to existence."
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KCNA: "The present authorities remain attached to the U.S.-made war monsterThe aggression-minded outsiders only will benefit from THAAD and it is only the destiny of the south Koreans that will be intercepted by it."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities suppress the struggle of the people against the THAAD base construction, persistently pushing forward with it. This can not but be a criminal act little short of willing to follow in the footsteps of traitor Park Geun Hye."
KCNA: "However vocal the south Korean authorities may become in the usefulness of THAAD, its traitorous nature and danger can never be concealed."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities persist in the deployment of THAAD for aggression, going against the present trend of the times and the public desire toward peace and detente."
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North Korean leader visits China embassy, hospital after fatal bus crash
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KCNA: "The south Korean military's act of spurring the racket for arms buildup is a crime of chilling the compatriots' desire for reconciliation, unity and reunificationOutward smile while carrying dagger would never help settle anything."
KCNA: "The victory of the WPK's line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force would be unthinkable without the 'do-or-die' forced march and wise leadership of the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
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KCNA: "The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited the hospital on Monday evening and personally learned about the treatment of the wounded. He called on the wounded and warmly sympathized with them and consulted the future treatment with medical workers."
KCNA: "The ambassador said that they came to realize once again how much the Korean party, government and people value the traditional China-DPRK friendship, adding that this has been evidently proven again to be unbreakable and great friendship."
KCNA: "Ambassador Li Jinjun, hardly repressing his deep impression over the fact that Chairman Kim Jong Un personally visited the embassy early at dawn, busy as his schedule was, said that he would immediately report it to General Secretary Xi Jinping."
KCNA: "The Korean people take the tragic accident as their own misfortune, he said, stressing that the party and government of the DPRK would take follow-up measures with utmost sincerity in a mind to alleviate the pain of the bereaved families even a bit."
KCNA: " He said that the unexpected accident brought bitter sorrow to his heart and that he couldn't control his grief at the thought of the bereaved families who lost their blood relatives."
KCNA: "He expressed heartfelt sympathy and deep condolences to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, the party and government of China and the bereaved families of the victims."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Unvisited the Chinese embassy here at 6:30 a.m. of Monday to express his deep sympathy over an unexpected traffic accident that claimed heavy causalities among Chinese tourists to the DPRK."
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.