Published: Tue, July 24, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

North Korea denuclearisation in a year not likely: USA intelligence chief

North Korea denuclearisation in a year not likely: USA intelligence chief

At the time, Kim committed to "work toward denuclearization".

"The scope and scale of that is agreed to".

"We are attempting to make sense of what, precisely, President Trump means", said spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom, .

Pompeo specifically referenced the 89 suspected STS transfers, added that they continue to occur to this day and called on all member states to "step up" their actions in preventing such transfers taking place. Chairman Kim told not only President Trump, but (South Korean) President Moon that he was prepared to denuclearize. Haley added that the US has "photographs of proof" of those transfers and that they continue to happen.

Pompeo also defended the deal struck in Singapore, echoing Trump in insisting there was no time-frame for denuclearisation.

Pompeo traveled to NY for the one-hour meeting with the council to provide a first briefing to the top United Nations body on North Korea since Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's summit.

Both Haley and Pompeo reiterated the USA stance that North Korean must denuclearize before sanctions are lifted.

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"Members of the U.N. Security Council, and by extension all U.N. member-states, have unanimously agreed to fully enforce sanctions on North Korea, and we expect them to continue to honor those commitments", Pompeo said.

A day earlier, China and Russian Federation blocked the United States from trying to tighten the sanctions screws further on North Korea - by blocking all refined petroleum imports to North Korea - via the Council.

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However, Russia's Deputy U.N. Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy said there was no reason for Haley to reproach Russia.

"We abide by all decisions". We just ask questions totally in line with sanction committee rules.we didn't block anything - we put it on hold. "She needs to study basics more".

Pyongyang for decades has been pushing a concept of "denuclearization" that bears no resemblance to the American definition, vowing to pursue nuclear development unless Washington removes its 28,500 troops from South Korea and removes the nuclear umbrella defending South Korea and Japan. The U.S. imposed sanctions of its own, in 2017 imposing a full trade and financial embargo that includes penalties for non-U.S. banks, companies and people that do business with North Korea.

Pompeo was to update the council on Washington's drive to persuade North Korea to scrap its nuclear and missile programs - and try to convince them that maintaining sanctions on Kim's regime is crucial.

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