Washington’s goal is the complete denuclearisation of North Korea said special US envoy Stephen Biegun. Ed JONES AFP
14 March, 2019, 04:42
Q6 According to a report to the UN Security Council by a panel of worldwide experts, North Korea has found a chink in the armor of the sanctions placed on the regime.
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And weeks before the Hanoi summit, Biegun seemed to suggest in a speech at Stanford University that the USA would pursue a step-by-step approach toward achieving agreements made at the Singapore summit last June.
The sanctions also send the message that North Korea "will be economically and diplomatically isolated until it denuclearizes", the USA statement said.
The South Korean military on Monday, made a press statement, that they are closely monitoring activity around the key sites in North Korea, reports Wion News.
He said this does not mean the United States position has hardened.
He also says Trump would "be pretty disappointed if Kim Jong Un went ahead and did something like that" after he vowed not to at a summit in Vietnam.
Moon Chung-in said such a North Korean move could eventually cause a "catastrophic" outcome or a "big disaster" in U.S.
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When Raddatz asked about Trump's comment that he would be surprised if Kim Jong-un did anything that was not consistent with their understanding, Bolton acknowledged that he would not react the same way. "I think Kim Jong-un has a very clear idea where the president stands, what the objectives the president's trying to achieve are, it's why the decision to walk away in a friendly way as the president put it from the Hanoi summit was important for Kim Jong-un to understand". The leaders first met in March 2018 before the first inter-Korean summit was held in April. "I don't want to get into speculation as to what they're doing". "It is too asymmetrical".
He said there is room for "confidence-building" measures, such as a proposed establishment of a USA diplomatic liaison office in North Korea, to advance the process.
He continued, "The current sanctions and other measures have not reached the level necessary to compel the shift we seek".
This comes after American websites released satellite photos revealing restored structures at a North Korean long-range launch facility, which were dismantled a year ago at the start of denuclearization talks.
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The envoy said there could be no comprehensive agreement with the North without agreement on each point, adding that there was "complete unity" in the administration on that approach.
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