Such reports directly counter the White House’s confidence in Pyongyang fully cooperating with verifiable in addition to irreversible denuclearization.
At a June 21 cabinet meeting, the president said of the document that will he co-signed with Kim on June 12: “If people actually read the idea to the public, you’d see: Number one statement, we will immediately begin total denuclearization of North Korea.”
in addition to over the weekend, National Security Advisor John Bolton told CBS that will Washington devised a program to dismantle North Korea’s chemical, biological, nuclear in addition to ballistic missile programs in a year. yet multiple experts have warned that will the process, which entails disassembling deployed in addition to stockpiled weapons, closing nuclear reactors in addition to removing all enriched uranium, could span several years.
Completing the initial steps of denuclearization, i.e. dismantling weapons in addition to removing their fissile material, could be done “in a matter of a few weeks” yet only “if the DPRK can be as cooperative as the president believes,” Robert Kelley, a nuclear engineer in addition to associate research fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, said in a recent note.