"They are loyal to Kim Jong Un and no one else".
South Korea's Blue House on Monday quashed suggestions a formal end to the Korean War could be announced at the Trump-Kim summit. South Korean government ministries did not confirm or deny it.
North Korea has reshuffled its military leadership in advance of next week's summit with President Trump, in a move apparently aimed at neutralising internal opposition to dialogue with the United States.
Madden said any similar attempt to wrest power during the North Korean leader's absence was unlikely, pointing to Kim's previous trips to Beijing and Dalian in China, which went off without a hitch.
It is unclear whether Kim Jong-un is removing hardliners - who dominated military policy a year ago, when Pyongyang-Washington tensions were at their apex - from the high command ahead of his upcoming summit with Donald Trump, or is simply replacing old figures.
More stringent anti-smoking efforts mark 'No Tobacco Day'
While 92.4% of adults considered that smoking causes severe illnesses, 95.6% of adults believed the same for smokeless tobacco. Omiyefa said that every year, Nigeria loses all cadres of manpower and all categories of statesmen to tobacco-related deaths.
It's unclear just who will pick up the tab, however ― though there appears to be no shortage of willing sponsors.
It is now led by General Kim Su Gil with Son Chol Ju as his deputy. Trump aims to persuade the North Korean dictator to give up his country's nuclear arsenal in exchange for relief from USA economic sanctions.
Easing sanctions under a deal would likely need approval from Congress which has passed sanctions on North Korea.
North Korea has replaced its three most senior military officials with less hawkish appointees, leading analysts to speculate that Kim Jong-un is attempting to sideline hardline factions within the regime.
Progress was being made between the nations and a summit had been penciled in for June 12 in Singapore.
Russian Federation and Israel 'reach a deal' with Assad on Syrian territory
The US General said he was pleased with the progress against ISIS and the job that the SDF is doing on east of Euphrates river. Assad also said that a confrontation between Russian Federation and USA forces over Syria was narrowly avoided.
The sum would be negotiated if North Korea accepted the offer, he said.
All the officials who were reportedly promoted were younger than those dismissed, according to Yonhap, including the new general staff chief, Ri Yong Gil, who at 63 is 21 years younger than the outgoing Ri Myong Su.
They added that the GPB could be influential enough to resist leadership policy decisions and try to profit from future South Korean economic aid.
In a remarkable shift in tone eight days after canceling the summit, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility", Trump welcomed North Korea's former intelligence chief, Kim Yong Chol, to the White House on Friday, exchanging smiles and handshakes. North Korea maintains that eight have died and the other four were never in the country.
In March 2013, he was seen attending a late night meeting convened by Kim to order missile units on "standby" to strike USA and South Korean military installations after a US strategic bomber flew over South Korea.
Lions, tigers, jaguar on the loose at German zoo; bear shot
Eifel Zoo has nearly 400 animals of 60 exotic and native species, including lions, tigers, and other big cats on its 30-acre site. An entire west German town was on lock down after lions, tigers, a bear and a jaguar broke out of a local zoo Friday (June 1).