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John Bolton Says North Korea Hasn't Done Much To Rid Itself Of Nuclear Weapons

John Bolton Says North Korea Hasn't Done Much To Rid Itself Of Nuclear Weapons

But there have been reports recently that Moon and Kim could meet as soon as this month.to try to find a breakthrough in the North Korea-U.S. nuclear negotiations, which have slowed down because of differences between the two about formally ending the Korean War.

North Korea warned Thursday that there could be no progress in its denuclearization as it accused some senior US officials of trying to strengthen worldwide sanctions on Pyongyang.

White House national security adviser John Bolton said Tuesday North Korea has done little to denuclearize, almost two months after the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, met with President Donald Trump.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during the signing of a document after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.

"However, the USA responded to our expectation by inciting worldwide sanctions and pressure against the DPRK", it said in a statement carried by KCNA news agency.

The country claimed that the U.S.is denying it "basic decorum" and is clinging "to the outdated acting script which the previous administrations have all tried and failed", warning that they "cannot expect any progress in the implementation" of the joint agreement between the two countries reached earlier this year.

But the North Korea statement separates Mr. Trump from "high-level officials", thus allowing the the country to rail against the USA, while leaving the door open for the president to continue his dialogue with leader Kim Jong Un. "It's just North Korea that has not taken the steps we feel are necessary to denuclearize".

The White House and State Department did not immediately return requests for comment.

Ri traveled this week to Iran, where President Hassan Rouhani told him the United States can not be trusted after the Trump administration reneged on a 2015 deal to lift sanctions in return for curbs on Iran's own nuclear program.

On Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the United States was "not willing to wait for too long" for North Korea to take steps toward denuclearising.

Asked about the possibility of additional meetings, Bolton said Trump in a recent letter to Kim proposed sending Pompeo back to North Korea, and that Trump was ready to meet with Kim any time.

"This is all in North Korea's court", Haley told reporters travelling with her during a visit to Colombia.

But, following the meeting, US intelligence officials said they believed North Korea was "deceiving" the USA, saying the regime was bolstering production for nuclear weapons at "multiple secret sites" in recent months.

"We expect the Russians and all countries to abide to the U.N. Security Council resolutions and enforce sanctions on North Korea", he said.

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