South Korea: North Korean coal entered its ports illegally

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"However, the United States responded to our expectation by inciting global sanctions and pressure against the DPRK", it said in a statement carried by KCNA news agency.

But it accused unidentified high-level USA officials of "going against the intention of President Trump" by 'making baseless allegations against us and making desperate attempts at intensifying the global sanctions and pressure'.

"As long as the US denies even the basic decorum for its dialogue partner. one cannot expect any progress in the implementation of the DPRK-US joint statement including the denuclearization", said Pyongyang's foreign ministry, using the initials of the country's official name, warning regional security could suffer.

In an interview with Fox News, John Bolton, the U.S. national security adviser, accused Pyongyang of failing to live up to the deal signed between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un at the Singapore summit in June, which agreed to work towards denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

Trump and Kim exchanged letters this month, and Pompeo had a friendly exchange with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho at last weekend's ASEAN summit in Singapore.

Amid a lack of progress on North Korea's denuclearization and recent reports of the country evading sanctions, the USA has stepped up calls for tighter enforcement of the sanctions.

The White House did not respond to requests for comment.


The US has made repeated proposals to North Korea on denuclearization, all of which have been rejected, according to senior diplomatic sources. American officials have been putting pressure on North Korea to follow its claimed suspension of nuclear tests and destruction of its nuclear test site with a handover of weapons.

Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said this week that Pyongyang had not taken the necessary steps to denuclearize while U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Washington was 'not willing to wait for too long'.

Korea Customs Service Deputy Commissioner Roh Suk-hwan briefs the media on the investigation into North Korean coal imports on Friday.

In May, an official statement said "we do not hide our feeling of repugnance towards" Bolton after he suggested Libya as a potential model for future North Korean denuclearization.

Pyongyang's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho is now on a visit to Iran where President Hassan Rouhani warned the U.S. could not be trusted after Tehran's experience of having the Trump administration tear up an Obama-era deal to ease sanctions.

One of the goals of North Korea's missile and nuclear program - which a confidential United Nations report recently said was still operational - is to defend itself from USA aggression and attempted regime change.

"Fox & Friends" called North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un "quite the romantic" on Thursday while discussing a story that showed his "softer side".

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