USA vows to make North Korea rich

  • USA vows to make North Korea rich

USA vows to make North Korea rich

He said his talks with Kim on Wednesday had been "warm", "constructive", and "good" and that he made clear that if North Korea gets rid of its nuclear weapons in a permanent and verifiable way, the willing to help the impoverished nation boost its economy and living stands to levels like those in prosperous South Korea.

It said the North will invite journalists from the United States, South Korea, China, Russia and Britain to witness the dismantling process.

Pompeo, who has just returned from Pyongyang, said he had "good" talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Abe said he is open to holding talks with Kim only when that would lead to a settlement of the abduction issue.

Singapore will provide a neutral backdrop for the summit, avoiding some of the security and political challenges of meeting in the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South.

The president's news came hours after he welcomed home three detained Americans following their release by North Korea.

Last week, US intelligence said the North Koreans had started pulling cables from the tunnels at their nuclear test site - a first step toward closing them.

Kang praised the upcoming summit between Trump and Kim, calling for continued cooperation between South Korea and the the weeks leading up to the June 12 summit.

But the North has remained one of the world's most isolated states and its outdated economy has been further battered by a UN-backed "maximum pressure" campaign of sanctions. However, a final attempt by Bush to complete an agreement to fully dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons program collapsed that December when the North refused to accept US -proposed verification methods.

The American said he had "good" and "substantive" conversations with Mr Kim during his visit.

To accomplish that goal, he said it would involve a "robust verification program" that the USA will undertake with partners around the world.

"Everyone thinks so", he said, "but I would never say it". "I'm assured we've a shared understanding of the result that the leaders need", Pompeo stated, "actually President Trump and Chairman Kim and I feel President Moon as effectively".

For 65 years, the United States has kept a strong military presence in South Korea, which is believed to have helped keep the peace between the North and South, detailed CBS News.

"If we can hold to those three principles, this might work", Rice said at Stanford's Hoover Institution.

While Kang sought to assure reporters that the USA and South Korea are unified on the matter, she was slightly more moderate on the possibility of relief, saying sanctions must remain in place "until we see visible, meaningful action taken by North Korea on the denuclearization track".

North Korea has invited the outside world to witness the dismantling of its nuclear facilities before.