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Trump says North Korea talks 'going well'

04 Juillet 2018

White House staffers say president Trump went off the rails when he saw this parody picture of him and North Korean president Kim Jong UN.

Meanwhile, during an appearance on CBS's Face the Nation program on Sunday, Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said that most of Kim's weapons of mass destruction could be dismantled "within a year" with North Korean cooperation - something he acknowledged that the U.S. has yet to receive.

The Trump administration has created a plan to dismantle the "overwhelming bulk" of North Korea's weapons of mass destruction within a year, national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday.

Thoughts on the pic?

The first of the lower-level post-summit meetings between the United States and North Korea began July 1, when officials from both countries met in the village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone.

It's still unclear what the hold-up is, almost two weeks after President Trump told a rally in Minnesota that North Korea already sent back 200 fallen heroes' remains.

'Many good conversations with North Korea-it is going well!' Trump tweeted Tuesday.

"We're very well aware of North Korea's patterns of behavior over decades of negotiating with the United States".

North Korea is completing a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing plant, according to new satellite pictures that have cast fresh doubt on Pyongyang's commitment to disarm despite USA pressure.

Pompeo will fly to North Korea on Thursday "to continue consultations and implement the forward progress" made by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their Singapore meeting, the State Department added in a statement. "In the meantime, no Rocket Launches or Nuclear Testing in 8 months".

Klingner said the USA must learn from past mistakes.

Despite the Trump administration's apparent optimism about completely dismantling the threat from North Korea, some denuclearization experts are skeptical.

On Saturday, he visited a reed farm in Sindo county, also on the Sino-North Korea border.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly is preparing for his third trip to North Korea later this week to discuss a proposed timeline for full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

In an interview with Fox Business on Sunday, Trump himself revealed a hint of skepticism: "I made a deal with him, I shook hands with him, I really believe he means it", Trump said, referring to his encounter with Kim.

To date, Kim has halted nuclear and missile tests and has destroyed tunnels at the North's nuclear test site, but the authoritarian nation has yet to take concrete steps toward abandoning its weapons programs.

The surprising news comes just two days after NBC News reported that North Korea is ramping up its nuclear development at "secret sites" instead of shutting down its nuclear operations.

The North's main solid-fuel ballistic missile capable of striking USA military bases in Asia is the Pukguksong-2.

Doubts over North Korea's intentions have deepened amid reports that it is continuing to produce fissile material for weapons.

"We got back our great fallen heroes, the remains sent back today, already 200 got sent back", Trump said in Duluth, Minnesota, on June 20.

He said the move would also allow aid from South Korea and Japan to start flowing in.

Trump says North Korea talks 'going well'