Published: Tue, June 26, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

USA to Present North Korea with Timeline Outlining Specific Requests

USA to Present North Korea with Timeline Outlining Specific Requests

The decision comes after the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, met Donald Trump in Singapore this month in a historic summit.

Some analysts have said full and irreversible disarmament could take 15 years or more, so the Trump administration's goal is presumably to complete solid initial steps that will demonstrate North Korea is truly committed to following that long path.

"There will be specific asks and there will be a specific timeline when we present the North Koreans with our concept of what implementation of the summit agreement looks like".

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un meet in a one-on-one bilateral session at the start of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018.

Singapore, an affluent financial hub, was seen as a good choice for the summit due to its warm ties with both the USA and North Korea, and reputation for strict order.

The state department has since said it has no travel plans to announce.

"I think the way we are going to approach North Korea is we are going to have some data points pretty soon if they are operating in good faith or not", the official said.

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Japan started civilian evacuation drills past year as North Korea test-fired numerous missiles near, and over, some Japanese islands.

More virulent forms of anti-US propaganda have been disappearing from the streets of Pyongyang, while images of missile launches and military formations on a prominent site outside the city train station have been replaced with visuals of industry and agriculture.

Less than two weeks after the summit, Pompeo suggested it was too soon to expect a detailed roadmap after 40 years of tensions between the two countries. -South Korean "war games".

The clampdown was disruptive for many residents in the usually placid city-state of 5.6 million - although some observers said hosting the summit amounted to a PR coup that would ultimately benefit Singapore.

He said that framework couldn't be filled out without, Kim "making clear his intent to denuclearize", Pompeo said. "We have a great chairman, Kim, we have great chemistry".

He alluded to the rough outlines of an agreement in which North Korea gives up its nuclear weapons program in exchange for security guarantees and economic support.

Pompeo, who has been charged with leading negotiations aimed at persuading North Korea to give up a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States, said he would "constantly reassess" whether enough progress was being made to continue talks.

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