Trump says "it's possible" North Korea nuclear agreement could collapse

North Korea satellite images show missile plant construction analysts say

"I'm sure that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be discussing this with the North Koreans in the near future about really how to dismantle all of their WMD and ballistic missile programs in a year".

Like many North Korea observers, he has been skeptical of Pyongyang's sincerity about denuclearization and has pointed out that the administration faces considerable challenges and questions on the issue following the Trump-Kim summit.

The president crowed about his talks last month with the North Korean leader, who seems to have not taken any concrete steps to hold up his end of a pledge on nuclear weapons.

"North Korea has made no new commitments to denuclearization, and in fact has backed away from its previous commitments", Abraham M. Denmark, Asia Program director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, told a House committee in late June in testimony cited by my colleagues.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet with North Korean officials soon to continue negotiations.

Intelligence officials have concluded that North Korea does not intend to actually relinquish all of its nuclear weapons, instead planning to hide them, the Washington Post reported June 30.

The rapid timeline he proposed contrasts with more measured, methodical strategies that most North Korea experts insist are needed to produce a lasting denuclearization agreement.

New satellite photos show that Kim Jong Un is continuing to develop his nuclear weapons program, and USA intelligence sources say they believe North Korea has increased its production of nuclear fuel at multiple sites.

The State Department said Pompeo would arrive Friday on his third visit to Pyongyang in three months.

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Despite Trump's glowing praise for the June 12 meeting, details surrounding the agreement struck by the leaders have been exceedingly vague.

In the weeks following the Trump-Kim meeting, speculation - especially in the US media - has been mounting over whether North Korea truly intends to denuclearize and what exactly the process of denuclearization would look like.

The network quoted an official as saying: "There is absolutely unequivocal evidence that they are trying to deceive the U.S.".

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea on Thursday to encourage Pyongyang to honor commitments the USA says it gave during the Trump-Kim summit.

Mr Chang said Kim Jong-un may think he can "push President Trump around".

He said the one-year program the U.S.is proposing would cover all the North's chemical and biological weapons, nuclear programs and ballistic missiles.

The Washington Post on Saturday cited unnamed US intelligence officials as concluding that North Korea does not intend to fully surrender its nuclear stockpile. In return, Trump promised to give Kim security assurances and announced the suspension of military drills with South Korea, drawing criticism that he made too many concessions.

The only uranium enrichment spot North Korea has acknowledged publicly is in Yongbyon, north of Pyongyang, but reports of secret facilities have surfaced.

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