U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview aired on Sunday that he told North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he will have to agree to take "irreversible" steps toward shutting his nuclear weapons program in any deal with U.S. President Donald Trump.
On Sunday, Pompeo, who met with Kim as Central Intelligence Agency director, credited Trump's pressure campaign for bringing the North Korean leader to the bargaining table.
He's achieved at least as much as President Obama did to get his Nobel.
"I think it's up to the North Koreans to show us that they really do intend to give up nuclear weapons", National Security Adviser John Bolton said on CBS' Face The Nation.
"If we maintain frequent meetings and build trust with the United States and receive promises for an end to the war and a non-aggression treaty, then why would be need to live in difficulty by keeping our nuclear weapons?" Mr Yoon quoted Mr Kim as saying. Bolton said that a recent absence of weapons and missile tests by North Korea "could be a very positive sign" or a sign that the programs have reached advanced stages and testing is no longer needed.
"Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country?"
"Some people are saying that we are terminating a test site that is already useless, but, as they will see once they visit, there are two more tunnels (in the test site) that are even bigger.and they are in good condition", he said, according to the South's presidential spokesman.
While policy experts, and even his own national security adviser, voice skepticism that North Korea is honest about giving up its nuclear efforts, Trump sounds like he's gearing up for a date with history, and clearly wants the backdrop to be just right. We're going to be very different.
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Fox News on Friday that he thinks Trump should win the prize if peace and denuclearization are achieved on the Korean Peninsula.
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With the two Koreas seeking to ease cross-border tensions following an inter-Korean summit, the South Korean military took the first step Monday by announcing a plan to remove propaganda loudspeakers along the border with North Korea.
Francis told faithful in St. Peter's Square on Sunday that he is accompanying "with prayer the positive result" of Friday's summit and praised the leaders' aim to "achieve a path of honest dialogue for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear arms".
The US leader's war of words with Kim previous year sparked global fears of another conflict on the peninsula once left in ruins by the 1950-53 Korean War.
"At the talks both sides had a candid and open-hearted exchange of views on the matters of mutual concern including the issues of improving the North-South relations, ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula and the denuclearisation of the peninsula", KCNA said.
Kim's meeting with Moon was his second summit with a foreign leader since he took office in late 2011.
Asked on CBS' Face the Nation whether the U.S. would make such a promise, Bolton said: "Well, we've heard this before".
Mr Trump had also informed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he would urge North Korea to promptly resolve its abductions of Japanese citizens, the White House said.