UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – Donald Trump’s advisers remain skeptical of the North Korean government’s initiative to end nuclear and ballistic missile testing and see Pyongyang’s commitments as a “trap”.
The US President’s advisers fear that the North Korean leader has made only “relatively modest promises” about his country’s nuclear program and is backtracking if necessary, reports The Washington Post .
According to these advisers, Kim Jong-un seeks to “create the illusion” of being “wise” and ready to compromise, so that the United States will have difficulty in the future to abandon the requirements of Korea. North.
Some of them also regard Kim Jong-un’s remarks as an attempt to push the United States and its allies to “soften” the regime of economic sanctions against Pyongyang.
The North Korean leader said on Saturday that Pyongyang would stop using its Punggye-ri nuclear test range and freeze its nuclear tests and its intercontinental ballistic missile fire from 21 April.
Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump have previously agreed to meet in May or June, while an inter-Korean summit is scheduled for April.