Bolton: US has Plan to Dismantle NK Nuclear Program in Year
Jul 06 2018
"All of these actions call into question North Korea's sincerity to denuclearize", said Olivia Enos, a policy analyst with the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., who was in Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit.
"We're very well aware of North Korea's patterns of behavior over decades of negotiating with the United States".
The Washington Post reported yesterday that North Korea was considering ways to hide its nuclear weapons and secret production facilities. "Only the Opposition Party, which includes the Fake News, is complaining", he tweeted.
"Ambassador Kim had a meeting just yesterday with members of the North Korean delegation, and Secretary Pompeo will be headed to North Korea later this week", she said.
Satellite images from Planet Labs taken on April 1 (left), and June 29 show development at a North Korea missile production facility in Hamhung, South Hambyong Province.
The U.S. side was "working to see whether they can prepare for high-level talks between Secretary Pompeo and Kim Jong Un and others in Pyongyang that would be a specific denuclearization road map, or at least significant dismantlement steps that could fill in a roadmap", he said.
Although US intelligence officials have stated unequivocally that Russian agents sought to influence the 2016 presidential election, Trump has continued to cast doubt on those conclusions.
Appearing on a different Sunday talk show on CBS News, his National Security Advisor John Bolton said that the USA has developed a programme to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons.
The State Department's refusal to specify a timeframe could be meant to lower expectations for the outcome of Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang, experts say.
But two days after National Security Adviser John Bolton gave a one-year timeline for dismantling North Korea's nuclear program, Nauert brushed that aside, saying, "I know some individuals have given timelines".
Kim is the U.S. ambassador to the Philippines and has been one of the key U.S. officials dealing with the North Koreans leading up to the Trump-Kim summit.
Kim visited the plant last August and told officials to speed up the production of solid-fuel rocket engines.
In addition, Bolton pointed out that it's advantageous for the North to move quickly to achieve the goal of complete denuclearization, which the regime committed to during the Singapore summit on June 12th. "I think they want to do it", he told Fox's Sunday Morning Futures in an interview that aired Sunday. United States officials have said that North Korea has already identified about 200 sets of remains that could be quickly recovered.
In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 photo, smoke and debris rise in the air as barracks buildings for guards and tunneling workers at North Korea's nuclear test site are blown up at Punggye-ri, North Hamgyong Province, North Korea.