The remarks indicate an opening for dialogue after months of tensions that have seen President Donald Trump's administration warn of military action to prevent Kim from threatening the USA with nuclear weapons.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has repeatedly expressed his hope that the North will participate in the Winter Games.
He said the North and South could meet urgently to discuss the North sending a delegation.
In that context, there was little in Kim's speech to suggest that President Donald Trump's bellicose rhetoric and uncompromising position on North Korea have succeeded at intimidating him into submission, but his combination of nuclear saber-rattling at the US with an overture of reconciliation to South Korea could provide some clues as to Pyongyang's diplomatic strategy going forward.
"President Moon needs a successful Olympics and the USA drive to increase pressure fits poorly with the Southern agenda". "We are willing to talk with North Korea on the peaceful resolution of the North's nuclear program regardless of form, time and method", said Choi in a regular briefing. He said North Korea's nuclear deterrent was "irreversible" and that it would prevent Trump from starting a war. On Saturday, North Korea said it had no plans to alter the course of its nuclear weapons development in the coming year, but Kim's latest remarks suggest that he may in fact be more receptive to Moon's proposal than he looks. But North Korea snubbed his overtures, including an offer to hold inter-Korean military talks about ceasing hostile activities along the border, as it tested missiles at an unprecedented pace. The implication of the statement was clear: Kim, and only Kim, could launch North Korea's nuclear weapons.
He also proclaimed that his country achieved the historic feat of "completing" its nuclear forces in 2017.
Early Sunday retired U.S. Navy admiral and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen, said America and North Korea are closer to conflict "than we've ever been".
"The whole territory of the U.S.is within the range of our nuclear strike and a nuclear button is always on the desk of my office and this is just a reality, not a threat", he said, while emphasizing that the weapons would only be used if North Korea was threatened.
Defensive end Ryan Russell got the first sack of Saints' quarterback Drew Brees during the Saints' first drive of the second half. The Buccaneers (4-11) scored on a pair of 1-yard runs, the first by Peyton Barber and the second by quarterback Jameis Winston .
Here's the first poster of the film. " Zero ", as the film is titled, also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma alongside SRK. The film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Pooja Hegde and Saqib Saleem.
Utah State must replace seniors Hunt and cornerback Jalen Davis, a second-team AP All-American, but Love is a redshirt freshman. So multiple breakthroughs are available to USU, facing a New Mexico State program that itself has come to an interesting stage.
The pickup in December's manufacturing PMI came on the back of strong demand both at home and overseas . Concerns over relatively subdued client demand and government policy changes dampened confidence.
The Raiders are believed to be on the verge of hiring Jon Gruden, their coach from 1998-2001, as Del Rio's replacement. They went just 2-6 on the road, unable to capitalize on a season in which they won their first two contests.
SkyCity spokesman Brad Burnett said the Sky Tower fireworks display is an important focal point for the city's celebrations. Countries such as New Zealand, Australia and Japan are among the first ones on the globe to welcome in 2018.
The Bharatiya Janata Party ousted the ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh after bagging 44 seats in the 68-member assembly. Earlier, a video went viral in which Asha Kumari slapped a woman cop who reverted to her with another slap.
Likewise, Petersen is reticent to bring up the 2007 Fiesta Bowl , when his Boise State team defeated Oklahoma 43-42 in overtime. The Huskies enter as the fifth best team in total defense (tops in the Pac-12), allowing just 277 yards per game .
Dangerous Cold To Start 2018
Places such as Boston are on track to break the longest stretch of below-20-degrees days in its recorded history. Sub-freezing temperatures will return Wednesday night and persist through at least Friday afternoon.
Civil rights activist Erica Garner has passed away
A message posted on her Twitter account said she had brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest". We send our heartfelt prayers and condolences to her friends and family during this time .
Committed to nuke dev in 2018: North Korea
But in a typically aggressive tone, KCNA said Trump should "not expect any change in its policy" heading into 2018. Mike Mullen on Sunday warned the U.S.is closer to a nuclear war with North Korea than ever before.
Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018
Inventories are now down by nearly 20% from their historic highs last March and well below this time a year ago or in 2015. In 2018, investors will watch whether rising prices trigger a new flood of United States output, reported Blooomberg.
Amanda: 2018 is coming in COLD!
The cold front will start moving in Saturday afternoon and push temperatures down to the 40s overnight into Sunday . This will be a very unsafe stretch of cold for the area, so make sure your family and pets are prepared.
Gunman attacks Coptic church in Egypt
The group's North Sinai affiliate had killed at least seven Coptic Christians in the restive peninsula in less than a month. The elderly mother of the aforementioned man was stripped naked and dragged through a street by a mob to humiliate her.