Geist remarked on how Trump likes to say that his administration is making great progress in resolving the North Korea issue, but the way Brennan sees it, "the only thing that has changed over the a year ago is the escalatory rhetoric".
"In short, from the CSIS report we can infer that first, North Korea is not honest enough with negotiating and second, there's no change in their nuclear capacity", he said.
In light of the recent news about North Korea's ballistic missile program, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan says Kim Jong-Un managed to fool Donald Trump during their Singapore summit earlier this year.
The report said: "Missile operating bases are not launch facilities".
A report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies has identified 13 secret facilities used to produce missiles and related technology.
The bases are scattered across the country in underground facilities tunnelled in narrow mountain valleys, according to the CSIS researchers, and designed for mobile missile launchers to quickly exit and move to previously prepared launch sites.
"It doesn't have to do with ICBM or IRBM", said Kim, regarding claims that it could accommodate other types of ballistic missiles.
He also said it would not be appropriate to call the undeclared missile sites a "deception" by North Korea, as worded by numerous USA media, . since the North has not yet agreed to dismantle its missile bases, nor is the regime tied to a treaty or a deal to do so.
But South Korea's presidential Blue House said without an actual deal to violate, Pyongyang has broken no promises.
Although the sites are not launch facilities and in some cases are rudimentary, the authors of the report say they are hidden and illustrate the scope of the North's weapons program and the country's determination to hide its military might.
"Kim also said that the latest spill, rather shows the reason why negotiation between Pyeongyang and Washington must take place soon".
"We can not have another summit with North Korea - not with President Trump, not with the secretary of state - unless and until the Kim regime takes concrete, tangible actions to halt and roll back its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs", Markey said in a statement Monday.
North Korea analysts not involved in the report said the findings were not surprising given Pyongyang's past activities but were still cause for concern. If Kim feels "betrayed" by the release of this report, it could be the sort of excuse he's been wating for to walk away from negotiations with the United States as I've suggested in the past he might do.
"Any missile at these bases can take a nuclear warhead", the report's co-author, Joseph Bermudez, an authority on North Korea, told the Times. "Despite all the summitry, North Korea is just as unsafe today as it was a year ago".
He specifically criticized any suggestion that the bases constituted a "deception" by the North Koreans, or that there was any agreement that required Pyongyang to declare the existence of the bases.
"Interesting but unsurprising report", said Kelsey Davenport, director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association.
"In the 2018 New Year address, Kim Jong Un called for shifting to full-scale production and deployment of nuclear weapons and missiles", said Joshua Pollack, a senior research associate at the United States-based James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).
The report was released less than a week after North Korea abruptly called off a new round of negotiations with Pompeo that had been set for Thursday in NY.