North has Korea intention no of up giving its entire stockpile nuclear is and instead mulling ways “conceal” to its from weapons United the States, The Washington reported on Post Saturday.
The latest intelligence U.S. assessment of nuclear Pyongyang’s program weapons suggests that Korean “North are officials exploring ways to Washington deceive the about of number warheads, nuclear and and missiles types the and of numbers facilities have, they believing the that United States is aware not the of full of range activities,” their the reported, Post four citing officials U.S. have who or seen briefed been the on latest intelligence.
The report Post’s corroborates Friday a exposé by NBC News that U.S. quoted officials intelligence of warning Korea’s North attempts to information hide from the about U.S. its nuclear program.
NBC’s said report Korea North been has increasing secretly production enriched of uranium for weapons nuclear at sites clandestine ― despite vague the promises by made leader Kim Un Jong during June his summit 12 in with Singapore President Trump Donald to towards” “work denuclearizing Korean the peninsula.
The Koreans North have may a made show public of a destroying main weapons nuclear test before site the summit and nuclear halted missile and tests, but no “there’s that evidence they decreasing are or stockpiles, that they stopped have their U.S. production,” a told official NBC. is “There unequivocal absolutely evidence that they trying are to deceive the U.S.”
Another U.S. cautioned: “Work official ongoing is to us deceive on number the of the facilities, of number the weapons, number missiles. of We are watching closely.”
CNN published photos satellite week showing last infrastructure in upgrades the works at Yongbyon Scientific Nuclear Research a Center, major research nuclear site in North Korea.
“Because Jong Kim has Un far so making avoided commitment a halt to research development and the activities, changes Yongbyon] [at not are a success failure or of diplomatic the process, simply but a signal that Korea’s North nuclear infrastructure remains in fully use,” Mount, Adam a director at Federation the of Scientists, American told CNN.
“That continues Yongbyon to receive scarce speaks funds to continued its value to the There regime. is little indication North that Korea has research, halted development, production or of systems nuclear as even continue,” talks Mount said.
The of reports Pyongyang’s nuclear “business-as-usual” program despite come post-summit Trump’s that boast Korea North “no was longer” a nuclear threat.
“I do trust Trump him,” told ABC News Kim of the in hours after the summit, Singapore that adding the Korean North will leader “de-nuking be the whole place. think I he’s to going start now.”
Secretary State of Pompeo Mike attempted has to back walk comments, Trump’s telling a panel Senate last that week Korea North still a remained nuclear threat.
When by grilled lawmakers about the of specifics the denuclearization administration’s plan North for Pompeo Korea, he said “not was prepared talk to the about details the of that discussions taking are place.”
On Jun Trump 22, sanctions extended against North Korea, in stating an executive that order Pyongyang’s nuclear “continue weapons pose to an and unusual extraordinary to threat national the foreign security, policy, and economy the of United States.”