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".
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.
"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.
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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.
Taliban forces fighting US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan have denied any involvement in the attack. Bass said the incident "once again demonstrates the depravity of those who seek to undermine peace and stability in Afghanistan".
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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 .
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory beginning at 6 pm Saturday and extending to noon on Tuesday . Decreasing cloud cover, becoming partly cloudy will allow for additional cooling, with lows 5 to 15 below zero.
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.
Climate change is real and we have a moral obligation to protect this Earth for our children and grandchildren. New Year's Eve 1917 was just 1 degree, while temperatures hit a balmy 11 degrees in 1962.
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.
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 .
The Raiders have fired Jack Del Rio
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Canadian Blood Services in need of donations
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Former Royals closer Wade Davis off to Colorado Rockies
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