In the South Korean village of Panmunjom, a meeting of the delegations of the DPRK and the US was held, after which it was announced that North Korea’s nuclear disarmament would be held for the year.
This is reported by Reuters.
It is noted that the American and North Korean representatives contacted for the first time after the summit in Singapore, discussions were held on the implementation of the agreements reached by the leaders Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.
Advisor to the American leader on national security John Bolton said that the program of nuclear disarmament of North Korea can be completed within a year.
“If they have already made a strategic decision and are committed to cooperation, we can move very quickly, physically, we will be able to destroy most of their programs within a year,” he stressed.
Bolton noted that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could begin discussing this issue with representatives of the DPRK in the near future.
As reported by the Apostrophe, earlier the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, explained the US position on further negotiations with Kim Jong-no.
US National Security Adviser John Bolton believes that North Korea will need at least a year to eliminate most of the nuclear programs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Corresponding his words, the news agency Reuters.
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As Bolton noted, the White House has already developed a program for eliminating North Korean weapons of mass destruction.
“If they have already made a strategic decision and are cooperative, we can move very quickly, physically, we will be able to destroy most of their programs within a year,” he stressed.
At the same time, the adviser of the White House on national security noted that it would take more time for full denuclearization of the DPRK.
Let’s add that some experts are skeptical about the possibility of nuclear disarmament of North Korea in such a short time. In their conviction, the full denuclearization of the DPRK may take at least ten years, in addition, as long as there is no evidence of the seriousness of Pyongyang’s intentions.
According to Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is likely to discuss the proposal with representatives of the DPRK in the near future.
Recall, earlier 24 channel reported that in North Korea, infrastructural work began in the nuclear center in Yongbyon. In addition, it became known from satellite photos that its infrastructure is also expanding.
North Korea in recent months has increased nuclear fuel production at some secret sites, NBC News reported citing unnamed representatives of the US intelligence services
“The North Korean side wants to deceive the Americans about the number of polygons, missiles, and the number of weapons in order to achieve significant concessions from the US administration in the course of nuclear negotiations,” the unnamed source of the television channel said.
Analysts of the CIA and other intelligence agencies, who are familiar with the situation on the Korean peninsula, are of the opinion that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to talk about disarmament. In fact, the DPRK leadership “clings to nuclear weapons, considering in it the possibilities for survival.”
According to the information of the American special services, on the territory of the DPRK there are several secret nuclear facilities in addition to the nuclear center in Yongbyon, which are trying to hide from the American authorities the country’s leadership.
At the summit in Singapore on June 12 between US President Donald Trump and the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-no, the parties agreed to go their own way to “denuclearize” North Korea. “Pyongyang made it clear,” said US State Department head Mike Pompeo.