Kimsaid in his New Year's speech Monday that the DPRK will take necessary measures to prepare to participate in the South Korea-hosted winter sports event, including the inter-Korean dialogue on the DPRK's participation.
Kim also said he was open to dialogue with Seoul, prompting South Korea on Tuesday to propose high-level talks between the two countries on January 9 at the border truce village of Panmunjeom.
Dressed in a western-style grey suit and tie, Kim added, however, that the North's nuclear arsenal played a purely deterrent role. Relations between the Koreas have plunged as North Korea has expanded its weapons programs amid a hard-line stance by Moon's conservative predecessors.
Kim's hostile comments were offset by a diplomatic message.
Lest anyone think the isolated dictator has gone soft, however, Kim also used the speech to brag that North Korea is now capable of hitting the entire US mainland with its nuclear weapons and to warn that "the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office" should the USA dare to attack them.
Daughter of police victim dies from brain damage
Erica Garner , who became a well-known activist after her father, Eric Garner , died in police custody, has died at the age of 27. With former president Obama, Garner criticized his reactions to her father's death and the slow pace of the DOJ investigation.
The main venues for the Games are just 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the heavily fortified border with North Korea and the build-up to the event has been overshadowed by the nuclear weapons standoff.
Kim said in his speech Monday that North Korea past year achieved the historic feat of "completing" its nuclear forces.
Last year, North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test and test-launched three intercontinental ballistic missiles as part of its push to possess a nuclear missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States.
"Kim Jong Un's strategy remains the same".
South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, has encouraged Pyongyang to send a delegation to the Games, hoping their presence would help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.
The PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games were scheduled to be held in February in South Korea's namesake county of PyeongChang in the eastern Gangwon province. "The United States can never start a war against me and our country".
He said the North and South could meet urgently to discuss the North sending a delegation. Alternatively, he may see this as an opportunity to drive a wedge between his enemies if South Korea, which has no appetite for war with the North, attempts to make a deal that the Trump administration won't support.
"This is reality not a threat".
"The U.S. should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table", he said, according to the Associated Press translation, in a speech carried by state television.
Forecast: It's Cold, And It Will Stay Cold For Some Time
If you plan on heading out for end of year festivities, make sure to dress appropriately for the cold and bundle up. Another push of bitterly cold air will move into Wisconsin Friday night and linger through New Year's Day Monday .
China's manufacturing sector continued to expand in December, pointing to economic resilience in the country's factory sector. China's slowdown means that for the rest of Asia, the pace of rate increases is unlikely to match that of the U.S.
Inventories are now down by nearly 20% from their historic highs last March and well below this time a year ago or in 2015. Brent crude futures-the global benchmark-were also up, rising 45 cents or 0.7% to $66.61 a barrel, CNBC reported.
Davis won a World Series ring with the Royals in 2015 and helped the Cubs to another World Series appearance a year ago. The 31-year-old Davis played with the Cubs in 2017 and was the club's only all-star representative in 2017.
For nearly the entire first half Thursday night, Virginia Tech looked like it had almost everything under control. James Washington caught five passes for 126 yards, making him the career receiving yards leader at Oklahoma State.
A Muslim mob stabs 27-year old Coptic Christian Fam Khalaf to death in the southern City of Minya over a personal feud. The firing was retaliated by the security forces and the resulting exchange of fire caused at least five casualties.
Trump also told the Times he wasn't anxious about the uncertainty concerning when the Mueller investigation might be concluded. The negative reaction continued as Donald Trump's attempt at trolling appeared to backfire.
A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 9 PM tonight until noon Tuesday for all of the Tennessee Valley. There's the potential for absolutely nothing to some snow showers, or even a period of light snow east.
People around the world are celebrating and congratulating New Year by sending magazines to each other. To welcome the new year in Mumbai, the city's historic buildings are decorated with colorful lights.
Four jawans have been martyred and three terrorists were killed in the fidayeen attack on the CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir. Two militants were killed and reports said one more is in the building that was being hit by heavy weapons.
Bills end 17-year playoff drought with win and help
In a nutshell: In their first meeting with the Dolphins two weeks ago, a fast start on offense helped carry the Bills to victory. Unsportsmanlike conduct penalties were called against both teams. -Tyrod Taylor went 19-27 for 204 yards and a touchdown.
Wind Chill Advisory Issued For Southeast Michigan Tonight
Yes the cold hasn't gone anywhere, and from looking into the forecast , the chill will not go away for the the foreseeable future. People throughout Green Country are dealing with a blast of cold air right now and it's going to get colder Saturday night.
Instagram to show "Recommended Posts" on your home feed
Instagram said there is going to be five posts suggested containing links to stuff liked by accounts that the user follows. Recently, Instagram has been focused on broadening access to posts and content beyond accounts that users follow.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé appear in "Family Feud" music video
Jay-Z has released a music video for nearly every song on his latest album 4:44 but has hardly appeared in any, except for 'BAM' . In Jay Z's world, the connection could be made to his infidelities coming before his marriage and family, which brings us to.