In a second article also published by KCNA on Wednesday, the DPRK's first Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan said will that North Korea will "reconsider" the summit if Washington forces the country to unilaterally abandon its nuclear weapons.
KELEMEN: Up to now, President Trump has been touting his maximum pressure policy, saying it forced North Korea to the table.
"He'll be there and he'll be ready".
The statement by First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan on Wednesday came hours after the North abruptly cancelled a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatened to do the same with the planned summit between Mr Kim and Mr Trump.
Sanders played down those concerns.
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The prospect of a Trump-Kim summit had raised anticipations of a deal to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
Thursday's criticism of South Korea marks yet another shift in tone from Pyongyang just weeks before the planned United States summit, the BBC's Laura Bicker in Seoul says. He did explain that North Korea no longer required the site. An earlier report by the country's official news agency had criticised ongoing US-South Korea military exercises as "provocative".
"We shed light on the quality of Bolton already in the past, and we do not hide our feeling of repugnance towards him", he said.
Donald Trump has thrown fresh doubt over a planned United States summit with North Korea next month, saying "we'll have to see".
In 2003, Kadhafi agreed to the elimination of his country's nuclear program and chemical weapons arsenal to gain sanctions relief. North Korea stressed that the drills are a violation of the Panmunjom Declaration signed at the inter-Korean summit. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the US had not heard anything directly from North or South Korea that would change that.
"The North Koreans aren't happy with what they're seeing and hearing", he said.