On Monday, the North's state TV began its programming earlier than on other national holidays and broadcast programmes highlighting the achievements of the late founder and the legitimacy of the current Kim Jong-un regime.
With Kim urging the United States to change its tough stance in nuclear talks by the end of this year, political slogans in public spaces made no mention of the country's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.
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Moon, who brokered the talks between Washington and Pyongyang, welcomed Kim's "firm commitment for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula" and expected a fourth inter-Korea summit would find ways to advance the DPRK-U.S. summits.
President Trump on Saturday tweeted glowingly of his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that a third summit "would be good", citing their personal relationship and knowledge of "where we each stand".
Kim said South Korea should not "pose as a meddlesome "mediator" and "facilitator" between the North and the United States.
The U.S. president responded to Kim's statement on Twitter. "Chances are fairly high that a summit between Russian Federation and North Korea could take place around that time", the source said.
The United States is "is still shunning the withdrawal of its hostile policy, the fundamental way of establishing the new DPRK-U.S. relations, and miscalculating that it can bring us to our knees if it puts maximum pressure on us", Kim said.
Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by Malaysian police after a hearing at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2019 during trial for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Speculation is high that Moon will discuss a plan to dispatch a special envoy to Pyongyang to arrange an inter-Korean summit, but Ko Min-jung, deputy spokeswoman of the Blue House, said the issue was not deliberated at the senior secretariat meeting. Speculation grew that Chung could visit Pyongyang as a special envoy as he did in March and September of a year ago.