North Korea Is Really Mad At John Bolton. Here's Why

World | Ryan Pickrell
National security adviser John Bolton arrives for a joint news conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘Human scum and bloodsucker’

Kim Jong Un Apparently Hasn't Figured Out How To Tell North Korea He's Talking With World Leaders About Giving Up His Nukes

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacts as he arrives for the opening ceremony of the Cemetery of Fallen Fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Pyongyang July 25, 2013, as part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War. REUTERS/Jason Lee

No word on summits or denuclearization in state media reports

Pyongyang Notes 'Sign Of Change' In US-North Korea Relations, Warns Washington Not To 'Spoil The Atmosphere'

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017. KCNA/ via REUTERS

Still no direct public comments on possible Trump-Kim meeting

Trump Drops A Pretty Good One-Liner As He Suggests He's Willing To Meet With North Korea

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U.S President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘We will be meeting, and we will see if anything positive happens’

Report: US Suspects North Korea's Been Making Missile Advances, Even While Talking Peace

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A view of the newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15's test was successfully launched is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang November 30, 2017. REUTERS/KCNA

Overcoming key development hurdles

South Korea Pushes US To 'Lower Its Bar' For Talks With North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the construction site of Ryomyong Street, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 26, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. - RC1D9A7F6B00

Washington remains cautious

Pence Says US Is Finally Ready To Talk To North Korea

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 9, 2018. Yonhap via REUTERS

Maximum pressure will continue though

North Korea Knows What Seoul Wants, And It Is Threatening To Ruin Everything If Its Demands Are Not Met

World | Ryan Pickrell
FILE PHOTO: An ice sculpture of the Olympic rings is seen during the Pyeongchang Winter Festival, near the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

Holding the Olympics hostage to drive a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea

North Korea Has Already Started Making Demands Of The South Just Days After First Talks In Years

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo. KCNA via REUTERS

‘They should totally stop the military drills, not just delay them’

It Looks Like North Korea Dropped A Missile On One Of Its Cities

World | Ryan Pickrell
The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS

Makes North Korea’s shots over Japan even more alarming

Kim Jong Un Rings In The New Year With A Stark Warning To The US

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a Farm No. 1116 of KPA Unit 810 in this September 29, 2017 photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. KCNA/via REUTERS

Asserts the nuclear strike button is installed on his office desk

North Korea To US: Get Ready For More Nukes In 2018

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo. KCNA via REUTERS

‘Do not expect any change in policy’

Kim Jong Un's Newest Missile Is A Beast, Check This Thing Out

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A leap forward for the North

South Korean Spy Agency Detects Flurry Of Activity At North Korean Missile Research Sites

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ballistic rocket launching drill of Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the KPA on the spot in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang March 7, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

‘There is a possibility of a new missile launch’

Kim Jong Un Pulls His Army Of Slaves Out Of China

World | Ryan Pickrell
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (front L) inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

The regime is calling its thousands of workers home