North Korea Has No Plans to Denuclearize — CIA

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is under fire on a number of fronts

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is under fire on a number of fronts

The paper claimed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's nuclear-tipped missiles are an "existential threat" to the USA and warned that Moon risks weakening the impact of global sanctions "designed to inflict enough economic pain that North Korea would agree to give up its nuclear weapons completely".

While Pompeo has traveled twice to North Korea in recent weeks, the meeting will be the highest-level talks between the two sides in the US since 2000, when Vice Marshal Jo Myong Rok flew to Washington to meet with then-President Bill Clinton.

The White House said on Wednesday that negotiations at the demilitarized zone along the border between North and South Korea for the summit were going well and that it expects the historic meeting to take place on June 12.

Kim Yong Chol is the most senior North Korean official to meet top officials for talks in the United States since Jo Myong Rok, a vice marshal, met then-President Bill Clinton at the White House in 2000.

"North Korea remains our most imminent threat".

Prime Minster Shinzo Abe is expected to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on June 7, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.

Trump announced that Kim Yong-chol was coming to NY for talks with Pompeo in a tweet on Tuesday, in which he said he had a "great team" working on the summit. Trump abruptly scrapped a planned June 12 meeting with Kim last week, citing Pyongyang's "hostilities" towards the U.S.

The latest warning about malware, called Joanap and Brambul, was issued Tuesday as North Korea leader Kim Jong Un dispatched one of his top advisers to NY.

But Kim would consider inviting a fast-food corporation to North Korea as a sign of goodwill towards the burger-loving Trump, officials with knowledge of the report told NBC.

North Korea denied any involvement in either incident. A team of U.S. officials was also in Singapore for preparations.

He was accused by South Korea of masterminding deadly attacks on a South Korean navy ship and an island in 2010.

He is also a former head of North Korea's Reconnaissance Bureau, an espionage and special operations organization.

At the same time, the Central Intelligence Agency analysis mentioned by the officials reportedly notes the possibility of a "Western hamburger franchise" opening in Pyongyang as one of the concessions the North Korean leadership may be willing to make to the United States.

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