A recently released UN report
disclosed that North Korea could be hiding its nuclear and ballistic missiles
away from potential US military strikes.
As per UN diplomat who disclosed the information there is strong evidence
that indicates North Korea is purposely dispersing its testing locations:
“North Korea is using civilian
facilities, including airports, for ballistic missile assembly and testing with
the goal of effectively preventing ‘decapitation’ strikes’ on a smaller number
of identified nuclear and missile assembly and manufacturing sites”.
The US director of national
intelligence, Dan Coats, told congress last week that he believed North Korea
is not likely to surrender all of the regime’s nuclear weapons or stop the
production of the armaments.
This report surfaced after Trump
praised North Korea for moving forward in their negotiations on
denuclearization. Stephen Biegun, U.S North Korean envoy, is likewise set to
meet his North Korean counterpart, Kim Hyok-chol, in Pyongyang to get ready for
Biegun said he is looking forward to
establishing “a set of concrete deliverables” for the summit, including “a
roadmap of negotiations and declarations going forward, and a shared
understanding of the desired outcomes of our joint efforts”.
Biegun stressed that Kim Jong-un made
a commitment last year to US secretary of State, Mike Pompeo to dismantle North
Korea’s plutonium and uranium enrichment facilities in exchange for
corresponding measures from Washington.
Biegun aims to discuss those reciprocal
measures because Washington has expressed willingness to explore other courses
of action to improve ties with Pyongyang and succeed in the denuclearization of
He stated last week that President
Trump was willing to offer diplomatic relations and economic aid in return for
progress towards “closing the door on 70 years of war and hostility” on the
At the end of the month,
the U.S president is expected to meet the North Korean leader, possibly in
Vietnam, to discuss measures that would lead to Pyongyang abandoning up its
nuclear agenda in exchange for US security guarantees and other assurances.