North Korea Has Increased Production of Fuel for Nuclear Weapons

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Speculation swirls amid reports N Korea 'rapidly' upgrading nuke site

At the summit, Kim agreed in a vaguely worded joint statement to "work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

The U.S. has always known that North Korea's main nuclear production facility in Yongbyon and another undisclosed location; this latest intelligence report is the first to reveal multiple undisclosed nuclear production sites.

US officials said Pompeo has cancelled a meeting with his Indian counterpart that had been scheduled for July 6 in Washington, according to the paper.

"There is absolutely unequivocal evidence that they are trying to deceive the U.S.". "We are watching closely".

However, just days ago respected North Korea monitor 38 North published satellite images that showed the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientifc Research Centre is continuing at a "rapid pace".

More unsettling than the report is the possibility that President Donald Trump believed that the North Korean nuclear threat could be solved by a handshake.

NBC quoted five unidentified USA officials as saying that in recent months North Korea had stepped up production of enriched uranium for nuclear weapons.

A day after that summit Trump said on Twitter there "is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea".

Trump is now firmly of the belief that the rest of the world, including India, is bilking the USA of "billions and billions" of dollars, and he has made it a campaign issue, simplistically telling his adoring fan base that various trade deals arrived at by previous administrations has resulted in the world treating the United States like a piggy bank.

However, the joint statement signed by Mr Kim and Mr Trump gave no details of how or when Pyongyang might surrender its nuclear weapons. He also said that China appears to have relaxed sanctions across its border with North Korea within the last six or 12 months.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Pyongyang next week for talks with North Korea on ridding it of nuclear weapons, the Financial Times reported Thursday, citing four people familiar with plans.

But, more importantly, Kim has little incentive to cease nuclear activity, and for that he can thank the incoherent strategy of Trump.

Mr Kim's rare visit to the remote northern region spawns speculation that North Korea may seek to strengthen its economic cooperation with China amid their thawing ties.

United States intelligence agencies are concurring broadly, and much to the Trump administration's embarrassment, have leaked to news outlets that North Korea has increased production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months and is essentially cheating the US.

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