Trump now says no 'time limit' to denuclearise North Korea

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 18, 2018

Trump met North Korea's Kim Jong Un last month in the first U.S.

The accord did not have a timetable for the process or plan to carry it out.

Recalling the "many death threats" he received over his controversial visits to Pyongyang to meet Mr Kim, he told CNN: "I knew things were going to change".

Last week North Korea accused the United States of making "gangster-like" demands for the process, and branded the U.S. attitude at high-level talks as "extremely troubling".

"We have no time limit. We have no speed limit".

Speaking to reporters during a meeting with members of Congress at the White House on Tuesday, Mr Trump said, "We have no time limit". "There is no rush, the sanctions remain!" There have been no tests.

"... Russian Federation has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along", Trump wrote.

Following the US-North Korea summit in June between Mr Trump and Mr Kim, their mutual friend Rodman broke down in tears during an emotional TV interview in which he described the meeting as "amazing" and "a great day".

Speaking on CBS's Face the Nation shortly before Mike Pompeo, the U.S. secretary of state, flew to Pyongyang for the most recent round of discussions on the issue, Mr Bolton said "I am sure that ..."

Before the Singapore summit, the Trump administration said denuclearization should start "without delay", and after the meeting, it spoke of the process beginning "very quickly".

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2018.Russian Federation has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along. He said he misspoke when he dismissed allegations from the US intelligence community, stating he accepted the conclusions as he tried to quell a firestorm over his press conference with Putin.

As recently as July 1, John Bolton, the president's national security adviser, had stated that the USA was working to a one-year timetable for scrapping North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

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