"(Kim Jong Un) set forth the strategic and tactical issues to be maintained by the including the future policy of worldwide relations and the orientation corresponding to them", the North's central news agency said on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump on Monday said that he will make a "major decision" on a response to a suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria that killed scores of people - "a barbaric act", he called it - over the next 24 to 48 hours.
Some Guard members will be armed if they are placed in potential danger, Abbott said, adding he wanted to downplay speculation that "our National Guard is showing up with military bayonets trying to take on anybody that's coming across the border, because that is not their role".
North Korea has told the United States it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when Kim meets Trump, a US official told Reuters on Sunday.
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev held talks on Monday with Ri about the options for dialogue between Pyongyang and Seoul, TASS news agency reported on Monday. But it would have been a lot easier if it were done five years ago, 10 years ago, 20 years ago. As the sojourn heads north, it generally dwindles to about 200 who actually hope to gain asylum in the US.
When will President Trump introduce legislation that will help the majority of the population, such as reining in big pharmaceuticals which in 2014 spent over $250 million on lobbying and campaign contributions? "I think it's going to be a very exciting thing for the world". Well, that didn't exactly happen.
Meanwhile, his staff should be awarded battle pay for the conditions they work under, not knowing if each day will be their last on the job. We lost jobs. And it was a frightful deal, and that's being renegotiated.
There is no end date for the deployment, Abbott said: "We may be in this for the long haul".
The country's Senate passed a resolution last week saying Mexico should suspend cooperation with the US on illegal immigration and drug trafficking in retaliation for Trump's move.
Trump later threatened to hold off on signing the renegotiated deal until after his summit with Kim, which was widely seen as a move to pressure Seoul to remain tough with Pyongyang. The two Koreas are set to hold a summit on April 27. And he said that although the US hoped to avoid taking action, Trump "was not bluffing".