What the United States promises North Korea for giving up its nuclear weapons

Charlene Craig
May 12, 2018

Talking to reporters at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the US State Department, he said Donald Trump and the world have set the "conditions" for a successful outcome from the June 12 summit between the US President and Kim in Singapore.

Pompeo said he had a "good" conversation with North Koreans and did his best to convey the USA message to them.

The Russian Defense Ministry's seismic monitoring confirms that North Korea carried out a nuclear test last September, the chief of the ministry's Special Control Service, Col. Igor Tokarev, told Sputnik.

Referring to the 6-party talks on the North's nuclear issue, which have been suspended since 2008, it said Japan disrupted efforts made within the multilateral diplomatic framework 10 years ago by raising that issue.

South Korea's delegation asked Faso's group to keep pressure on the North by maintaining a strong USA military presence and continuing economic sanctions until an agreement is reached and Kim abandons his drive toward nuclear weapons capabilities.

Leader Kim Jong-un recently pledged to suspend the country's nuclear program, but little is known about its existing arsenal.

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Journalists from other countries, including the United States and South Korea, will be invited to cover the event.

Ojea Quintana urged North Korea to release the six South Korean prisoners, who include three pastors.

South Korean newswire, Yonhap, quoted a statement from the North's ministry of foreign affairs as confirming that the country would take "technical measures" to dismantle its Pyunggye-ri nuclear test facility.

Additionally, Pompeo noted that his talks with Kim Jong Un were "warm" and "constructive", as he promised the leader US economic help if North Korea indeed denuclearizes the peninsula.

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Chinese state media have asserted that the United States must offer North Korea "attractive rewards" if it wishes to see the nation abide by worldwide law.

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An example of a country that accepted USA economic help is Japan after World War II, which was able to recover after losing the war. To the USA, that means the North giving up the nuclear weapons it has already built.

Kim's regime also carried out missile tests that convinced USA intelligence officials, including Pompeo in his former role as CIA director, that North Korea could threaten U.S. cities.

Choi believes his father was executed in North Korea in 1970.

In a meeting this week attended also by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Moon and Chinese envoy Li Keqiang issued a statement demanding that "the global community, including the United States, must actively take part in ensuring a bright future for North Korea through a security guarantee and support for its economic development".

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