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March 2019 - North Korea Special Weapons News
- Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Guides 5th Meeting of Company Leaders and Political Instructors of KPA KCNA 27 Mar 2019 -- The 5th meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the Korean People's Army (KPA) took place here on March 25 and 26.
- Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry on Golan Heights in Syria KCNA 27 Mar 2019 -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on March 27 as regards the issue of the Golan Heights in Syria:
- North Korea Spanish Embassy Raid Mystery Deepens VOA 27 Mar 2019 -- Spain is seeking the extradition of as many as 10 people from the United States who burst into the North Korean embassy in Madrid last month and tried to pass stolen information to the FBI.
- US Not Planning to Ease DPRK Sanctions Until Full Denuclearisation - State Dept. Sputnik 26 Mar 2019 -- North Korea will not see any significant sanctions relief until it completely and verifiably gets rid of its nuclear arsenal, US Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher Ford has stated.
- Humanitarian Groups Say Sanctions Impede Aid to North Koreans VOA 26 Mar 2019 -- Humanitarian groups are continuing to face complications, including funding shortfalls, when delivering aid to North Korea as the U.S. maintains its "maximum pressure" sanctions campaign on the country.
- North Korea Actions at Joint Office Message For Seoul VOA 26 Mar 2019 -- As quickly as North Korea withdrew personnel from a joint liaison office in Kaesong Friday, Pyongyang returned Monday without explanation. The inter-Korean liaison office was opened following the third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
- Some DPRK officials return to joint liaison office with S.Korea: Seoul Global Times 25 Mar 2019 -- Some of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) officials returned Monday to the joint liaison office with South Korea in the DPRK's border town of Kaesong, South Korea's unification ministry said.
- N. Korea returns to inter-Korean liaison office SPA 25 Mar 2019 -- North Korea restored some personnel to a joint liaison office with South Korea on Monday, Seoul's Unification Ministry said, according to Yonhap News Agency.
- North Korea Withdraws from Liaison Office with South Korea VOA 22 Mar 2019 -- North Korean has withdrawn its liaison office with South Korea.
- DPRK withdraws from joint liaison office with S.Korea in Kaesong: Seoul unification ministry People's Daily 22 Mar 2019 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) withdrew from the joint liaison office with South Korea in the DPRK's border town of Kaesong, South Korean vice unification minister told an emergency press conference Friday.
- China strongly objects to US over North Korea-related sanctions Press TV 22 Mar 2019 -- China has filed "stern representations" with the United States over North Korea-related unilateral sanctions imposed on two Chinese shipping firms.
- Trump: I'm reversing North Korea sanctions imposed by Treasury Press TV 22 Mar 2019 -- US President Donald Trump has said he is ordering the reversal of recently announced North Korea-related sanctions imposed by the Treasury Department.
- Trump Lifts Some Sanctions on Pyongyang Because He 'Likes' Kim - White House Sputnik 22 Mar 2019 -- The day before, the US Treasury Department imposed fresh North Korea-related sanctions after Trump walked out of the much-awaited summit with Kim in Hanoi, refusing to lift all non-military punitive measures against Pyongyang.
- US imposes North Korea sanctions on Chinese shipping companies Press TV 21 Mar 2019 -- The United States has targeted two Chinese shipping companies over the alleged evasion of sanctions imposed on North Korea, the first such steps since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's summit collapsed last month.
- US Imposes First N. Korea-Linked Sanctions Since Failed Summit VOA 21 Mar 2019 -- With negotiations at an impasse, Washington has imposed additional sanctions on those assisting Pyongyang – the first such action since February's failed summit in Hanoi between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
- Treasury Designates Two Shipping Companies for Attempted Evasion of North Korea Sanctions US Treasury 21 Mar 2019 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of two shipping companies that have helped North Korea evade sanctions.
- Trump Reportedly Takes Helm in US-DPRK Negotiations as MSM Cries Foul Sputnik 21 Mar 2019 -- In the aftermath of the failed Hanoi summit between the US and North Korea, US President Donald Trump has reportedly taken the helm in denuclearization negotiations with Pyongyang. Meanwhile, Seoul now sees the ball as having landed in its court to convince its neighbor to give up its weapons and rocket programs.
- N Korea Calls Back Top Diplomats From UN, China Amid Unresolved Issues With US Sputnik 19 Mar 2019 -- In late February, the second high-level summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un finished in Hanoi without an agreement on denuclearisation being reached.
- North Korea, US Spar Over Sanctions VOA 19 Mar 2019 -- North Korea believes there are no legitimate reasons to maintain sanctions against the country since it has not conducted nuclear and missile testing for well over a year, a North Korean diplomat said Tuesday.
- No sign of imminent N Korea missile launch: South Korean defense chief Press TV 18 Mar 2019 -- South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo says there is still no sign that North Korea is preparing for an imminent missile launch as reported by US media outlets.
- Bolton warns North Korea not to test missiles Press TV 18 Mar 2019 -- US national security adviser John Bolton has warned North Korea not to renew missile tests as negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang have ended in a stalemate.
- Negotiations Held between DPRK and Russian Foreign Ministries KCNA 17 Mar 2019 -- DPRK Vice-Foreign Minister Im Chon Il, on a visit to Russia as head of a delegation of the DPRK Foreign Ministry, had negotiations with Igor Morgulov, his counterpart of the Russian Foreign Ministry, in Moscow on Mar. 14.
- Complete discontinuance of war games needed Pyongyang Times 17 Mar 2019 -- Though the US and south Korea talk about the "end" of joint military exercises under strong public opposition at home and abroad, they have recently staged a war drill under the codename "alliance", which is similar to the previous ones in terms of content and purpose.
- DPRK Attempting to 'Pressure the US Back to Negotiations' With Latest Threats Sputnik 16 Mar 2019 -- Simone Chun, a fellow at the Korea Policy Institute, told Radio Sputnik on Friday that North Korea's threat to suspend denuclearization talks with the US may be a response to unsuccessful talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
- North Korea rethinks talks with US, missile launch moratorium: official Global Times 15 Mar 2019 -- North Korea is considering whether to continue talks with the US and maintain a moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests given the US has not changed its attitude, said a North Korean official.
- North Korea considering pulling out of talks unless US takes steps Press TV 15 Mar 2019 -- A senior North Korean official says Pyongyang is considering suspending talks on denuclearization with the United States and resuming its nuclear and missile tests.
- CIA May Be Behind February Attack on North Korean Embassy in Madrid - Reports Sputnik 13 Mar 2019 -- Spanish police and intelligence officers, who are investigating the attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid in February, believe that US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) may be behind the incident, El Pais newspaper reported on Wednesday.
- Dongchang-ri unlikely to be fully restored, low possibility of missile launch: Seoul Arirang 13 Mar 2019 -- North Korea is reportedly restoring key components at its Dongchang-ri missile engine test site, which was dismantled last year July, and increased activity has been detected at Saneum-dong, where Pyeongyang previously assembled its ICBMs.
- Experts See Washington's 'Big Deal' Approach to Denuclearizing N. Korea Facing Rejection VOA 12 Mar 2019 -- Pyongyang is likely to reject Washington's "big deal" approach toward denuclearizing North Korea as indicated by signals the country has been sending through missile launch preparations, said experts.
- UN Investigator: N. Korea's Human Rights Record Still Poor Despite Diplomacy VOA 12 Mar 2019 -- A United Nations investigator finds the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula has done nothing to improve human rights in North Korea, saying the situation remains widespread and in violation of international human rights law. The investigator submitted his report to the U.N. human rights council in Geneva on Monday.
- Caution needed for Chinese investors in NK as UN sanctions remain Global Times 12 Mar 2019 -- As UN sanctions on North Korea remain in place, Chinese enterprises need to temper their enthusiasm for potential business opportunities in the virgin land to avoid becoming a target of US attacks.
- Letter to UN Secretary-General KCNA 12 Mar 2019 -- Kim Song, ambassador and permanent representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations, sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Gutterres on March 11 with regard to the fact that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea would not available to host the Seventy-second Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia because of an unfair measure recently taken by the UN Security Council established pursuant to resolution 1718.
- Report on Results of Election of Deputies to SPA Issued KCNA 12 Mar 2019 -- Kim Song, ambassador and permanent representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations, sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Gutterres on March 11 with regard to the fact that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea would not available to host the Seventy-second Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia because of an unfair measure recently taken by the UN Security Council established pursuant to resolution 1718.
- North Korea Refuses to Hold WHO Regional Session Due to Sanctions - Reports Sputnik 12 Mar 2019 -- North Korea notified the United Nations of the impossibility to hold a meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee for South-East Asia in September 2019 in Pyongyang due to sanctions against the country, Korean Central News Agency reported on Tuesday.
- Kim Jong-un's Younger Sister Elected to N Korean Parl't - Reports Sputnik 12 Mar 2019 -- Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was elected to the North Korean Supreme People's Assembly as a result of Sunday's vote, KCNA reported on Tuesday.
- NK 'limits' foreign visitors as it might face reception problems ahead of the peak season Global Times 12 Mar 2019 -- North Korea has allegedly issued a travel restriction on foreign visitors as it might face reception problems ahead of the peak season.
- South Korea monitoring North for possible missile launch: Military Press TV 11 Mar 2019 -- South Korea's military has warned North Korea that it is closely monitoring its missile sites after media announced Pyongyang might be preparing for a long-range missile or space launch.
- US: No Phased Approach to North Korea Denuclearization VOA 11 Mar 2019 -- The United States will not agree to a phased approach to North Korea's denuclearization, the top U.S. envoy to Pyongyang said Monday.
- Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Takes Part in Election of Deputies to SPA KCNA 10 Mar 2019 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, took part in the election of deputies to the 14th Supreme People's Assembly at Sub-constituency No. 40 of Constituency No. 10 on Sunday.
- Report of Central Election Committee KCNA 10 Mar 2019 -- The election of deputies to the 14th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK is going on under the Law on the Elections of Deputies to the People's Assemblies at All Level.
- Senior Party and Government Officials Go to Polls KCNA 10 Mar 2019 -- Senior Party and government officials went to sub-constituencies across the country on Sunday to take part in the election of deputies to the 14th Supreme People's Assembly together with voters.
- North Koreans vote in elections after collapse of talks with US Press TV 10 Mar 2019 -- North Koreans are taking part in parliamentary elections in their millions to choose 700 members for the Supreme People's Assembly, the most powerful body in the country.
- North Koreans Go To Polls: Turnout Will Be 100 Percent, Results Unanimous RFE/RL 10 Mar 2019 -- North Koreans are going to the polls -- and turnout of near 100 percent is assured, along with a 100 percent result for the ruling Workers' Party, since it is the only choice available.
- US Intel May Be Behind Attack on North Korean Embassy in Spain - Reports Sputnik 10 Mar 2019 -- US intelligence agencies may have been behind the February attack on the North Korean Embassy in Madrid, during which a group of unidentified people broke into the mission, blocked the diplomats and seized computers, El Confidencial reported on Sunday, citing sources.
- US: 'No Illusions' about Possible N. Korean Missile Activity VOA 10 Mar 2019 -- The White House said Sunday it does not "have any illusions" about whether North Korea is preparing to resume missile testing, but refused to assess commercial satellite imagery suggesting Pyongyang is assembling a new rocket.
- North Korea likely plans missile or space launch: Report Press TV 09 Mar 2019 -- The people of North Korea blame the US for the collapse of the recent summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, state media say.
- U.S. Broadcaster Reports Evidence North Korea Preparing Rocket Launch RFE/RL 09 Mar 2019 -- North Korea may be preparing to launch a missile or space rocket, U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) reported.
- Satellite Images Suggest Activity at N Korean Rocket Facility – Reports Sputnik 09 Mar 2019 -- Commercial satellite images of North Korea's rocket facility in Sanumdong suggest that Pyongyang may be preparing to launch a missile or space rocket in a short time, the US-based NPR radio station reported, publishing one of the pictures.
- Report: N. Korea May Be Preparing Missile or Space Launch VOA 09 Mar 2019 -- There are indications North Korea may be preparing for a missile or space launch, National Public Radio is reporting. The U.S. news outlet said an analysis of satellite images of the Sanumdong facility near Pyongyang reveal the presence of trucks, cars, rail cars and cranes.
- South Korea replaces point man on North after Hanoi summit collapse Press TV 08 Mar 2019 -- South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has replaced his point man on North Korea with his longtime confident in an apparent effort to further improve ties with Pyongyang.
- South Korea's Moon Replaces Minister in Charge of Relations with DPRK Sputnik 08 Mar 2019 -- The President of South Korea Moon Jae-in announced that he had replaced the country's unification minister, who is responsible for affairs with North Korea.
- China, DPRK to jointly build ties for new era: FM Global Times 08 Mar 2019 -- China will work with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to build a relationship for the new era, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.
- DPRK blasts joint military exercise by South Korea, U.S. People's Daily 08 Mar 2019 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday blasted South Korea and the United States for holding a joint military exercise, saying it was a violation of summit agreements they reached with the DPRK last year.
- Trump: 'Very Disappointed' if North Korea Resumes Nuclear Testing VOA 08 Mar 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be "very disappointed" if North Korea is resuming nuclear testing after his recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
- US State Department Does Not Rule Out New Sanctions on North Korea Sputnik 08 Mar 2019 -- Earlier, Donald Trump told reporters he would be very disappointed in North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un if reports that he is rebuilding the Sohae long-range rocket launch site turn out to be true.
- UN's DPRK Mission Needs $120 Million to Respond to Country's Humanitarian Crisis Sputnik 08 Mar 2019 -- A new report from the United Nations office in North Korea found that while roughly 43 percent of the population is not properly nourished, humanitarian organizations in the country lack funding to reach people who need food and water aid, which includes local infrastructure investment. The report follows a plea from Pyongyang for aid.
- US-South Korea military drills 'a violent violation': North Korea Press TV 07 Mar 2019 -- North Korea has strongly denounced ongoing joint military exercises between South Korea and the US, saying the drills pose an "all-out challenge" to efforts towards peace on the Korean peninsula.
- US and S Korean Activity 'Flagrant Violation' of Declarations - N Korean Media Sputnik 07 Mar 2019 -- This week's joint drills by US and South Korea are a blatant violation of deals reached at the North's summits with their leaders, the North Korean state media KCNA said Thursday.
- Moon Seeks to Bring Trump, Kim Back to Table VOA 07 Mar 2019 -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he's ready to step in and be the mediator between the United States and North Korea after the two nations failed to reach an agreement in Hanoi last week. However, it remains to be seen what the South Korean leader can do to move U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un closer to a deal both sides can be happy with.
- Superior Election System of DPRK KCNA 06 Mar 2019 -- Election of deputies to the 14th Supreme People's Assembly is to be held in the DPRK on March 10.
- Bolton warns North Korea of more sanctions if it does not denuclearize Press TV 06 Mar 2019 -- US national security adviser John Bolton warns of tougher sanctions on North Korea if it does not scrap its nuclear weapons program.
- Japan Cooperates With US as N Korea Reportedly Restores Missile Test Site Sputnik 06 Mar 2019 -- Japan is continuing to cooperate with the US and collect information about North Korea's alleged activities to develop nuclear weapons as Pyongyang appears to be restoring part of a missile test facility it previously pledged to dismantle, the Japanese chief cabinet secretary Suga said.
- North Korea Starts Reassembling Rocket Test Site – Reports Sputnik 06 Mar 2019 -- Satellite imagery suggests that North Korea might be taking steps to renew a partially decommissioned long-range rocket test site on the country's west coast.
- Nearly four million North Koreans in urgent need, as food production slumps by almost 10 per cent UN News 06 Mar 2019 -- The UN is calling for some $120 million to provide life-saving humanitarian aid, desperately needed by 3.8 million North Koreans, as it releases its 2019 Needs and Priorities Plan for the country.
- Trump 'Very Disappointed' if N. Korea Is Rebuilding Missile Site VOA 06 Mar 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would be "very disappointed" if reports that North Korea was rebuilding a rocket launch site were true.
- Experts: North Korea Can Make Nuclear Weapons Without Yongbyon VOA 05 Mar 2019 -- North Korea's offer to dismantle its Yongbyon nuclear facility should not persuade the United States to lift sanctions, nuclear experts say. Even without the showcase installation, the country can produce two to three nuclear weapons a year in other facilities, they say.
- S. Korea to seek three-way talks with DPRK, U.S. People's Daily 05 Mar 2019 -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Monday that her ministry will seek to hold three-way talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States to help rapidly resume the DPRK-U.S. dialogue.
- South Korea claims North Korea restoring part of destroyed ballistic missile site Press TV 05 Mar 2019 -- South Korea alleges that North Korea is restoring a ballistic missile launch facility it had torn down as an initial step toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, less than a week after US President Donald Trump cut short his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un without sealing a deal.
- US Senators Endorse Tough Stance Toward North Korea on Nukes VOA 05 Mar 2019 -- U.S. senators of both parties endorsed a resolute American negotiating stance toward North Korea after last week's summit in Vietnam between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended abruptly with no deal on Pyongyang's denuclearization.
- Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Arrives at Home after Concluding Official Goodwill Visit to Vietnam KCNA 05 Mar 2019 -- 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, arrived at home on Tuesday after successfully wrapping up his official goodwill visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
- UN atomic watchdog chief updates governing body on key North Korean reactor UN News 04 Mar 2019 -- IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said that the agency was continuing to monitor activities around North Korea's Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre, which according to news reports is believed to have supplied plutonium for DPRK's nuclear weapons programme, and was a central issue in talks that broke up without agreement last week in Vietnam, between United States President, Donald Trump, and North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
- Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Leaves Vietnam KCNA 03 Mar 2019 -- 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, successfully finished the official goodwill visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and left Hanoi on Saturday.
- US, S Korea Suspend Joint Drills to Boost DPRK Denuclearization - Pentagon Sputnik 03 Mar 2019 -- The news comes on the heels of the recent DPRK-US Summit in Hanoi. According to the Yonhap news agency, a permanent end to the annual joint US-South Korean military maneuvers near the Korean Peninsula could facilitate a much-anticipated denuclearization by North Korea.
- Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Makes Official Goodwill Visit to Socialist Republic of Vietnam KCNA 03 Mar 2019 -- 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, laid a wreath before the mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh on Saturday morning.
- Vietnam, DPRK agree to facilitate high-level visits, delegation exchanges People's Daily 02 Mar 2019 -- The top leaders of Vietnam and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed on Friday to facilitate high-level visits, and expand the exchange of all-level delegations via the party, state and mass organization channels, Vietnam News Agency reported.
- China calls on all parties concerned to play active role in solving Korean Peninsula issue People's Daily 02 Mar 2019 -- China called on all parties concerned to take a constructive attitude and play an active role in resolving the Korean Peninsula issue together, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here Friday.
- North Korean Debt to Sweden Reaches Record High $302Mln in 2019 - Reports Sputnik 02 Mar 2019 -- North Korea's debt to Sweden in 2019 has reached its highest level of 2.8 billion Swedish kronas ($302 million), Sveriges Radio reported on Saturday, citing Stefan Karlsson, the chief analyst of the Swedish National Export Credits Guarantee Board (EKN).
- US Officials Believe Sanctions Lead to Boost in DPRK's Cyberattacks - Reports Sputnik 02 Mar 2019 -- North Korea's lack of funds, caused by international US-led sanctions, has prompted the increase in the number of cyberattacks by the country's hackers on financial institutions and businesses in the United States and across the world, the CNN broadcaster reported, citing US officials.
- Kim Proposed New US-DPRK Summit Following Meeting With Trump in Hanoi - Reports Sputnik 02 Mar 2019 -- North Korea's official news agency KCNA said in its report about the recent summit between the country's leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump that Kim had expressed readiness for the next meeting with the US president.
- Experts: 'Experience Matters' in Negotiating With North Korea VOA 02 Mar 2019 -- The American team's lack of experience in negotiating with North Koreans, as well as a lack of preparation, may have contributed to the collapse of this week's Hanoi summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, who favors top-down diplomacy, according to experts.
- Moon Unveils Plans for New Korean Peninsula System KBS World Radio 01 Mar 2019 -- Marking the centennial of the March First Independence Movement, President Moon Jae-in stressed South Korea's role in reaching an agreement in denuclearization talks with North Korea and laid out his plans for what he calls a new Korean Peninsula system.
- Address by President Moon Jae-in on 100th March First Independence Movement Day ROK Office of the President 01 Mar 2019
- DPRK only asked U.S. for partial sanctions removal, says FM Global Times 01 Mar 2019 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) only proposed that the United States partially remove its sanctions against Pyongyang, said the country's foreign minister here early Friday.
- Talks Held between Vice Foreign Ministers of DPRK and China KCNA 01 Mar 2019 -- Talks were held between Ri Kil Song, vice foreign minister who is on a visit to China as head of the DPRK Foreign Ministry delegation, and Kong Xuanyou, vice foreign minister of China, in Beijing Thursday.
- DPRK Vice Foreign Minister Meets Chinese Foreign Minister KCNA 01 Mar 2019 -- Ri Kil Song, vice foreign minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, met Wang Yi, state councilor and foreign minister of the People's Republic of China, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday. Ri is heading a DPRK foreign ministry delegation on a visit to the PRC.
- DPRK FM Ri Yong Ho disputes Trump reason for summit collapse People's Daily 01 Mar 2019 -- In Hanoi, DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho presented a rare and unexpected midnight news conference following the Trump-Kim summit.
- Trump Says Unwilling to Give Up DPRK Sanctions Unless Denuke Program Agreed Sputnik 01 Mar 2019 -- US President Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News that he did not want to fully abandon sanctions against North Korea unless there is a real program for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula agreed.
- Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump Hold Second-day Talks KCNA 01 Mar 2019 -- 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.
- UN Chief Hopes Denuclearization Talks With North Korea Continue - Spokesman Sputnik 01 Mar 2019 -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes denuclearization dialogue with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will continue, SG Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Thursday.
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