Evidence collected since the Singapore summit points to preparations to deceive the USA about the number of nuclear warheads in North Korea's arsenal as well as the existence of undisclosed facilities used to make fissile material for nuclear bombs, according to the report. At a recent rally, he also said he had "great success" with Pyongyang.
"To continue the ongoing and important work of denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula, Secretary Pompeo will be leaving for North Korea on July 5th to meet with the North Korean leader and his team", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily news conference. The official was not authorized to comment publicly on the matter and requested anonymity. Some aspects of the new intelligence were reported Friday by NBC News.
Mr Trump wrote on Twitter today: "Many good conversations with North Korea-it is going well!"
Evidence collected since the summit points to preparations to deceive the USA about the number of nuclear warheads in North Korea's arsenal as well as the existence of undisclosed facilities used to make fissile material for nuclear bombs, according to the report. "And without those inspections, we can have no guarantee that North Korea is not cheating again".
The lone weapons facility that has been acknowledged by North Korea is in Yongbyon, 60 miles north of Pyongyang.
Doubts over North Koreas intentions have deepened amid reports that it is continuing to produce fissile material for weapons.
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He said the agency is also attempting to verify that parents do not have a background that make them inappropriate caretakers. Officials have said they'll comply with the judge's order , but they haven't specified what steps they'll take to do that.
A USA official told The Associated Press that the Post's report was accurate and that the assessment reflected the consistent view across US government agencies for the past several weeks.
The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that new satellite images show the North is completing a major expansion of a plant that makes solid-fuel ballistic missiles and re-entry vehicles for warheads that could potentially be used to strike the United States. "There is absolutely unequivocal evidence that they are trying to deceive the U.S.". The Post is withholding details at the request of intelligence officials. "The realistic goals Pompeo can achieve from his visit would be making meetings with North Korean officials a regular thing and ensuring the return of the remains of United States soldiers killed during the Korean War, which could help maintain the momentum of dialogue". "I think it would be inappropriate and, frankly, counterproductive to achieving the end state that we're hoping to achieve".
With the US team meeting North Koreans at the DMZ Sunday, it seems those talks have - but so far, all signs indicate that the regime is not taking meaningful steps to hold up its end of the agreement.
Victor Cha, the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, also told Axios that the Trump administration "needs to get a commitment to a full declaration" and have international experts in North Korea "sealing stuff and installing cameras" to ensure North Korea sticks to its promises.
National security adviser John Bolton, meanwhile, said that the North's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could be dismantled within a year - a timeline that stands in contrast with the conclusions of many experts who say it would take several years even under the best of circumstances.