Friday, 15 November, 2019

United States commander: North Korea hasn't slowed its nuclear program

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Deanna Wagner | 13 February, 2019, 10:38

"But in order for it to happen, everything has to go together - resolution of the North Korean nuclear issue, the U.S".

"Little to no verifiable change has occurred and North Korea's military capabilities", Abrams told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Continuing to improve their diplomatic ties after the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, North Korea, and South Korea announced their first-ever joint bid to host the 2023 Olympic games.

While Trump has cited North Korea halting its nuclear testing and no new missile launches in 15 months as proof of progress, a report by United Nations sanctions monitors has also cast doubt on Pyongyang's intentions.

Gen. Abrams stressed that even if the United States eliminates the nuclear menace, US troops will need to remain in the region to combat other conventional threats to American interests posed by North Korea.

The White House declined comment on Davidson's remarks.

Davidson said tensions with North Korea had declined since it halted nuclear and missile testing in 2017 and that it had taken some denuclearization steps, most notably the destruction of tunnels at it nuclear test site.

However, he said that action was reversible and added: "Much needs to be done to make meaningful progress". A top USA commander says he's seen little to no change in North Korea's military readiness or a slowdown in its nuclear weapons program since President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met for nuclear talks a year ago.

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5 - Renowned U.S. investment guru, Jim Rogers, it seems will be going to North Korea next month after receiving an invitation from Kim Jong-un.

The landmark summit in Singapore produced a vague commitment from Kim to work toward the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, where U.S. troops have been stationed since the 1950-53 Korean War.

Flags of the USA and North Korea adorn a street in Hanoi, Vietnam on January 29.

Despite the bonhomie of Kim and Trump's first meeting, progress has since stalled with the two sides disagreeing over what Kim's pledge means.

Trump described those talks as "very productive" but the State Department has offered no sign of progress and Biegun and his counterpart have agreed to meet again before the summit.

FILE PHOTO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance with Ri Hong Sop (2nd L) and Hong Sung Mu (R) on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 3, 2017.

The production came in spite of nuclear talks with the US led by the historic summit in Singapore last June.

The Singapore-based investor, who once said he would "put all of my money" in North Korea if he could, received the United States government's approval for the trip with his wife.