Intel Officials are now claiming that Kim Jong-un is planning on delaying summit in order to hide his nuclear weapons.
North Korea’s abrupt threat this week to pull out of the upcoming summit with President Trump was highly calculated, according to intelligence officials who say Pyongyang wanted to harden its negotiating position against a quick “Libya-style” surrender of its nuclear programs sought by the Trump White House and buy time to hide its nuclear weapons.
While U.S. officials say they believe Pyongyang’s threat — conveyed so far only via state-controlled media — was also driven by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s need to show his domestic audience he won’t “roll over” to Mr. Trump, the development raised fresh questions about the scope of Pyongyang’s nuclear operations and Mr. Kim’s willingness to abandon them.
While great uncertainty swirls around the extent of North Korea’s nuclear infrastructure, U.S. officials and private analysts say Pyongyang’s history of dragging out talks and inking agreements they have no intention of implementing is well known.
The reason North Korea is giving for this pushback is because of the joint drills being exercised by South Korea and America. This is odd however because as we reported North Korea had claimed they were fine with the drills taking place.
They also mentioned White House National Security Advisor John Bolton has a roadblock to negotiations. Bolton has called for complete denuclearization and quickly.