John Bolton: Donald Trump optimistic for more North Korea talks


"There's a lot of activity all the time in North Korea, but I'm not going to speculate on what that particular commercial satellite picture shows", Bolton told the news show.

Trump and Kim's second meeting in Vietnam last month collapsed after North Korea rejected ambitious USA proposals to discard its entire nuclear weapons and missile programs in exchange for the removal of all sanctions. He did admit, however, that Trump would be "pretty disappointed" if Kim Jong-un chose to test launch another missile.

Movements around the Samundong facility near Pyongyang were also detected last week, suggesting North Korea might be preparing for a missile launch.

At the summit, Donald Trump meeting with the US President last June in Singapore, the North Korean Delegation had signs a whole fleet of Mercedes saloons without number. He said they are observable by satellite, can be tracked by maritime intelligence, and once they are identified "you can drill down to the brokers and the bank accounts".

"We see exactly what they're doing", he said.

A former Unification Ministry official here said, "It is a confession of the difficulty caused by a failure to get the ease sanctions during the Hanoi summit".

If no further announcement is made that Kim Jong Un was elected to the SPA, then it would also represent the first time a North Korean leader has not ran for a seat in the legislative body in all 14 elections.

"I would be very, very disappointed in Chairman Kim", Trump said on Wednesday.

Robert Manning, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not accept the USA position.

"Well, look, the president has been very clear that he's not going to make the mistakes of prior administrations".

Q6 According to a report to the UN Security Council by a panel of global experts, North Korea has found a chink in the armor of the sanctions placed on the regime. "That would have put us in a position - a very hard position - of essentially subsidizing what would potentially be ongoing development of weapons of mass destruction in North Korea".

"The country continues to defy Security Council resolutions through a massive increase in illegal ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products and coal", the United Nations report said. The UN plans to investigate possible companies and individuals in Asia who have been aiding North Korea by secretly purchasing centrifuges for its uranium enrichment.

He said Washington remains open to further North Korea diplomacy aimed at four priorities: transforming relations, establishing a formal end to the Korean War, achieving the North's complete denuclearization, and returning the remains of thousands of USA troops missing from the Korean War.