The Latest: Trump claims ‘many good conversations’ with NK
Trump’s June nuclear summit with Kim yielded no specifics on how North Korea would achieve denuclearization. And experts say there is no proof North Korea’s halt of nuclear and missile tests means the North will take concrete steps to give up such weapons. They also say the U.S. has an unrealistic approach to North Korea’s denuclearization.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to return to North Korea on Thursday to continue the talks.
The rapid timeline proposed by national security adviser John Bolton contrasts with more measured, methodical strategies that most North Korea experts insist are needed to produce a lasting denuclearization agreement.
They say any solid deal will require North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be completely transparent about his program – at a time when intelligence reports suggest he will try to deceive the United States about the extent of his covert weapons or facilities.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to arrive Friday in Pyongyang for his third visit in three months.
Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.