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N Korea promises to destroy nuclear fuel facilities

05 February 2019

Albright, who served as ambassador to the United Nations and secretary of State under former President Clinton, infamously said in 1996 that the price of the estimated 500,000 Iraqi children who died as a result of US-backed UN sanctions against Baghdad were worth it. Both sides have said they look forward to such a meeting.

The US special representative on North Korea, Stephen Biegun, was to say in a speech Thursday that the United States remains "clear-eyed" and wants a firm accounting of Pyongyang's weapons programs as part of any deal. Vietnam said last week it had not been informed about any time or venue for a possible Trump-Kim summit, but that it was confident in its ability to host such a meeting. Biegun also credited the North Korean leader with agreeing to dismantle two military installations and open them to outside inspections.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walks with President Donald Trump, left, during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, June 12, 2018. -North Korea bilateral relations, he also outlined with more nuance than the administration has done previously the gaps in expectations that exist between the two parties.

"We'll do it some place in Asia", he said.

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He also said that Kim committed to dismantle and destroy all of North Korea's plutonium and uranium enrichment facilities if the USA takes "corresponding measures".

In his speech, Mr Biegun said the USA had told North Korea it was prepared to pursue commitments made in Singapore "simultaneously and in parallel" and had already eased rules on delivery of humanitarian aid to North Korea.

A United States negotiator has called on North Korea to provide a detailed account of its weapons to seal a peace deal. The president, while acknowledging national security risks, seems to have a different approach.

During the annual Worldwide Threats hearing on Tuesday, top US Intelligence officials outlined what possible threat scenarios the US and its allies are facing in 2019, describing for senators the dangers posed by the Islamic State, North Korea, and Iran - as well as the resurgent great-power threats out of China and Russian Federation.

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But one option not being discussed, he said, is the removal of USA troops from the Korean peninsula. "It has never been discussed", Biegun said.

From the USA perspective, Biegun said that a "final" denuclearization deal would include "the removal or destruction of stockpiles of fissile material, weapons, missiles, launchers and other weapons of mass destruction" - the kind of unilateral disarmament Kim has refused. "They are wrong!" Trump, whose has criticized USA intelligence agencies starting even before he took office, said in a Twitter post. Since then tremendous progress made, especially over last 5 weeks.

Mr Biegun said President Trump was prepared to assist Mr Kim in building "a brighter economic future" and gave nuance to the repeated U.S. insistence that it will not ease sanctions until denuclearisation. Because if he really wants to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons, he needs to think first about how to rid North Korea of Kim Jong Un.

Biegun's remarks, delivered as he prepares to travel to Seoul for meetings with North and South Korean officials, were his first public address since taking the job five months ago, reports CNN.

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N Korea promises to destroy nuclear fuel facilities