With US intelligence agencies suggesting that North Korea has been increasing production of enriched uranium for nuclear weapons, it seems as though the June 12 summit between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un was a ruse. Evidence that North Korea is ramping up instead of quitting its nuclear program at a number of secret sites despite peace talks points to unequivocal efforts to deceive the US, believes Isabel Van Brugen in the Express. Though Kim Jong-un had said he would work toward de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula, he conveniently never specified how or when Pyongyang would give up its nuclear weapons.This raises serious questions about North Korea’s readiness and intent to dismantle its weapons program as promised.
President Trump believes that North Korea is very serious about dismantling its stockpile of nuclear weapons, and any reports to the contrary should be dismissed. Given the good chemistry between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during their June 12 summit, and the fact that it ended with the latter pledging to work toward “complete de-nuclearization” suggests that Pyongyang is serious about keeping its word, reports Financial Express.com, citing President Trump. Further confirming Pyongang’s steadfastness to fully surrendering its nuclear program, National Security Advisor John Bolton said that the US could dismantle their nuclear program within one year, noting that the administration is not naïve to North Korea’s past behavior, and plans to seize on their cooperation.