October 24, 2021
KCNA KCNA.kp (En)

Press Statement of Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry

Date: 09/08/2018 | Source: KCNA.kp (En) | Read original version at source

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- The spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea made public the following press statement on Thursday:

At the first historic DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks, the top leaders committed to work together toward putting an end to the extremely hostile relations through confidence building and establishing new DPRK-U.S. relations in favor of the requirements and interests of the peoples of two countries and to make active contribution to peace, security, and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and over the world.

Whereas we already took such practical denuclearization steps as discontinuing nuclear test and ICBM test fire, followed by dismantling the nuclear test ground since the end of last year, the U.S. insisted on its unilateral demand of "denuclearization first" at the first DPRK-U.S. high-level talks held in Pyongyang in early July.

Nevertheless, for the sake of building confidence between the DRPK and the U.S., a foremost and indispensable process for implementation of the joint statement of the DPRK-U.S. summit, we took such broadminded measures as repatriating POW/MIA remains.

We hoped that these goodwill measures would contribute to breaking down the high barrier of mistrust existing between the DPRK and the U.S. and to establishing mutual trust. However, the U.S. responded to our expectation by inciting international sanctions and pressure against the DPRK.

The U.S. is attempting to invent a pretext for increased sanctions against the DPRK by mobilizing all their servile mouthpieces and intelligence institutions to fabricate all kinds of falsehoods on our nuclear issue. They made public the "North Korea Sanctions and Enforcement Actions Advisory" and additional sanctions, and called for collaboration in forcing sanctions and pressure upon us even at the international meetings.

Worse still, the U.S. is resorting to such highly despicable actions as hindering international organizations' cooperation with our country in the field of sports and forcing other countries not to send high-level delegations to the celebrations of the 70th founding anniversary of the DPRK.

Now the issue in question is that, going against the intention of president Trump to advance the DPRK-U.S. relations, who is expressing gratitude to our goodwill measures for implementing the DPRK-U.S. joint statement, some high-level officials within the U.S. administration are making baseless allegations against us and making desperate attempts at intensifying the international sanctions and pressure.

Expecting any result, while insulting the dialogue partner and throwing cold water over our sincere efforts for building confidence which can be seen as a precondition for implementing the DPRK-U.S. joint statement, is indeed a foolish act that amounts to waiting to see a boiled egg hatch out.

The international society is struck by this shameless and impertinent behavior of the U.S., and we also closely follow the U.S. behavior with high vigilance against their intentions.

As long as the U.S. denies even the basic decorum for its dialogue partner and clings to the outdated acting script which the previous administrations have all tried and failed, one cannot expect any progress in the implementation of the DPRK-U.S. joint statement including the denuclearization, and furthermore, there is no guarantee that the hard-won atmosphere of stability on the Korean Peninsula will continue.

We remain unchanged in our will to uphold the intentions of the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. and to build trust and implement in good faith the DPRK-U.S. joint statement step by step. The U.S. should, even at this belated time, respond to our sincere efforts in a corresponding manner. -0-

More From KCNA.kp (En)

Protection of National Heritages in DPRK

Protection of National Heritages in DPRK

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- A work to protect the national heritages has been steadily conducted as an all-people patriotic

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- A work to protect the national heritages has been steadily conducted as an all-people patriotic

Press Review

Press Review

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- Following are major news items and articles in leading newspapers of the DPRK on Saturday: Kim

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- Following are major news items and articles in leading newspapers of the DPRK on Saturday: Kim

Title of Model Forestation County (City and District) Instituted

Title of Model Forestation County (City and District) Instituted

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The title of model forestation county (city and district) was instituted in the DPRK. Official

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The title of model forestation county (city and district) was instituted in the DPRK. Official

Staff Members of Cuban Embassy Visit Korean Revolution Museum.

Staff Members of Cuban Embassy Visit Korean Revolution Museum.

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- Cuban Ambassador to the DPRK Jesus De Los Angeles Aise Sotolongo and his embassy members visited

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- Cuban Ambassador to the DPRK Jesus De Los Angeles Aise Sotolongo and his embassy members visited

Talented Children (1)

Talented Children (1)

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- In the DPRK, many children are fully displaying their talents under the socialist educational

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- In the DPRK, many children are fully displaying their talents under the socialist educational

Successes Registered in Production of Industrial Crops

Successes Registered in Production of Industrial Crops

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The agricultural sector has made achievements in the production of industrial crops with

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The agricultural sector has made achievements in the production of industrial crops with

National Seminar Held in DR Congo

National Seminar Held in DR Congo

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- A national seminar on the party-building exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung , Chairman

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- A national seminar on the party-building exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung , Chairman

National Nano Sci-tech Exhibition-2021 Opens

National Nano Sci-tech Exhibition-2021 Opens

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The National Nano Sci-tech Exhibition-2021 opened on Oct. 22 under the sponsorship of the Central

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The National Nano Sci-tech Exhibition-2021 opened on Oct. 22 under the sponsorship of the Central

New Veterinary Medicine Factory Built in North Hwanghae Province

New Veterinary Medicine Factory Built in North Hwanghae Province

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- A veterinary medicine factory of the North Hwanghae Provincial Epizootic Prevention Center was

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- A veterinary medicine factory of the North Hwanghae Provincial Epizootic Prevention Center was

Title of Model Law-observance County (City and District) Instituted

Title of Model Law-observance County (City and District) Instituted

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The title of model law-observance county (city and district) was instituted in the DPRK. Official

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The title of model law-observance county (city and district) was instituted in the DPRK. Official

Defence Development Exhibition Self-Defence-2021 Closes

Defence Development Exhibition Self-Defence-2021 Closes

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The Defence Development Exhibition Self-Defence-2021 closed after running for ten days. It was

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The Defence Development Exhibition Self-Defence-2021 closed after running for ten days. It was

U.S. Reckless Meddling in Taiwan Issue Blasted

U.S. Reckless Meddling in Taiwan Issue Blasted

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- Pak Myong Ho, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, on Oct. 22 made the following press

KCNA.kp (En) October 23, 2021

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- Pak Myong Ho, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, on Oct. 22 made the following press

National Industrial Art Exhibition Goes on in DPRK

National Industrial Art Exhibition Goes on in DPRK

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- A national industrial art exhibition is now going on in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK.

KCNA.kp (En) October 22, 2021

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- A national industrial art exhibition is now going on in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK.

DPRK Society Overflowing with Virtues and Affection (2)

DPRK Society Overflowing with Virtues and Affection (2)

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- The Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital in Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People's

KCNA.kp (En) October 22, 2021

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- The Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital in Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People's

Foreign Personages Pay Congratulatory Visits to DPRK Missions

Foreign Personages Pay Congratulatory Visits to DPRK Missions

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- Foreign figures paid congratulatory visits to the DPRK missions in their countries on the occasion

KCNA.kp (En) October 22, 2021

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- Foreign figures paid congratulatory visits to the DPRK missions in their countries on the occasion

Threshing Brisk in Countryside of DPRK

Threshing Brisk in Countryside of DPRK

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- Campaign for finishing this year's farming successfully is being waged in the countryside of the

KCNA.kp (En) October 22, 2021

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- Campaign for finishing this year's farming successfully is being waged in the countryside of the

Rodong Sinmun on Pride of People of DPRK

Rodong Sinmun on Pride of People of DPRK

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun on Friday says in an article that today, the pride and self-confidence of the Korean

KCNA.kp (En) October 22, 2021

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun on Friday says in an article that today, the pride and self-confidence of the Korean

More Articles