Kim Kye Gwan, Adviser to DPRK Foreign Ministry, Issues Statement

Kim Kye Gwan, Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, issued a statement on October 24.

The statement reads:

I read with interest a news report that President Trump said again on a recent public occasion that the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. respect each other and maintain a good relationship.

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Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry on Fishing Vessel Sinking by Japan

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 October 12 over the recent incident of sinking our fishing vessel by Japan in the waters of East Sea of Korea.

On October 7, a patrol ship of the Japanese Fisheries Agency committed a gangster act of sinking our fishing vessel which was on a normal navigation in the waters of East Sea of Korea.

It is said that our crew were rescued by the Japanese side, but their safety was subjected to a serious threat.

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Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry Denounces U.S. Moves against DPRK

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea(DPRK) released the following statement on Thursday:

Despite our warning, six EU countries including Britain, France and Germany, at the instigation of the U.S., held a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to release a statement “critical” of our self-defensive measure.

The UNSC which champions fairness and equity picks fault with the just measure belonging to our right to self-defense, while keeping mum about the test-fire of Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile recently conducted by the U.S. This is a serious provocation against the DPRK.

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Fate of DPRK-U.S. Dialogue Depends on U.S. Attitude: DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

The spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea issued the following statement on Sunday:

The DPRK and the U.S. held working-level negotiations in Stockholm, Sweden on October 5 after the preliminary contact on October 4 under an agreement between the two sides.

We approached the negotiations with expectations and optimism that the U.S. side would think and act in a proper way as it had persistently requested for the opening of the negotiations by sending repeated signals that it was ready for dialogue based on “a new method” and “creative solution”.

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