UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The White House did not believe North Korea’s statement about its readiness to stop nuclear testing, reports The Washington Post. According to the US administration, the statement is intended solely to create the “illusion” of the DPRK leader’s readiness to compromise.
The White House reacted with disbelief to the statement that North Korea would stop testing nuclear weapons, reports The Washington Post. According to the administration of the US president, this may be a trap of ” dictator ” Kim Jong-un.
Despite the fact that Trump called such a decision ” progress ” and ” good news “, the presidential advisers felt that it was notable in the fact that it was not included in it: the obligation to work on disarmament. Therefore, in the opinion of the advisers, the “modest enough” promise of the North Korean leader “can be revised very soon” is intended to create the “illusion” that the DPRK leader is ready to compromise.
According to the publication, the White House considered that in this way North Korea seeks to achieve a weakening of economic sanctions against the country. Nevertheless, it is noted that the US government “learned from its past mistakes,” when the DPRK did not fulfill its obligations in exchange for easing sanctions.
The Washington Post recalls that next week, on the eve of the meeting of the leaders of the United States and North Korea, Kim Jong-un plans to talk with his colleague Moon Zhe In. At the same time, according to South Korean officials, the DPRK leader expressed a desire to discuss ways to end the war with South Korea and refused to demand the withdrawal of tens of thousands of American servicemen from the Korean peninsula.
At the same time, the author of the article believes that in the near future Trump will face a difficult choice, to which of the allies in the region heed. So, South Korea seeks to make a deal with the DPRK, while Japan insists that Trump ensure the protection of the country’s interests in any final agreement. Despite the fact that in Japan they hope for the irrevocable unconditional refusal of North Korea from its nuclear program, experts urge not to harbor hopes for such an opportunity after 30 years of development.
“To tell the truth, North Korea has nuclear weapons, and this must be reckoned with, ” the Carnegie Director of the Carnegie Foundation Toby Dalton quotes The Washington Post as saying.