Sanctions were introduced by a series of executive decrees from 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017. They are directed against the nuclear and missile program of the DPRK, as well as a number of other alleged violations of Pyongyang, including money laundering, cyberattacks, human rights violations.
Trump did not exclude the lifting of sanctions if the DPRK refused to use nuclear weapons, but the official policy of the United States is that sanctions will only be curtailed after a “full, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearization.
The DPRK has already begun denuclearization, US President Donald Trump said on Thursday at a cabinet meeting.
“They (the DPRK – Ed.) have stopped launching missiles, including ballistic missiles, they are destroying their missile engine site, they are going to blow it up. They have already destroyed one of their large landfills. In fact, it was four of their large landfills, that it will be a complete denuclearization, which is already beginning, “Trump said.
The first summit in the history of the United States and North Korea, at which US President Donald Trump met and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was held June 12 in Singapore. The meeting of the heads of state was held at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, which is separated by one bridge from Singapore. Following the meeting, Trump said he had signed a “detailed” document with the DPRK, and stressed that the process of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula would begin “very quickly.” Kim Jong-un, in turn, called the signing of the final document of the summit with Trump in Singapore a “new start” in relations between the two countries and promised “big changes” in the future.
Also, according to the document, the US pledged to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Pyongyang confirmed a firm commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Expert: the US “found” 3,000 nuclear facilities in the DPRK? It looks like a typical throw-in
South Korean media referring to the assessments of the US authorities reported that in the DPRK – about 3,000 missile and nuclear facilities. His opinion about the causes and purposes of this publication on the air radio Sputnik shared American Dmitry Mikheev.
North Korea has about three thousand facilities associated with nuclear and missile development, an online version of the South Korean newspaper Munshah Ilbo reported Monday, citing US authorities’ estimates.
“It became known that the US authorities counted up to 3000 buildings and facilities related to nuclear and missile development in North Korea,” the newspaper said, citing informed sources.
According to the newspaper, in this connection, difficulties in inspecting and testing nuclear and missile facilities in the North are expected, and it will also take a very considerable time for the upcoming US-North Korean denuclearization talks.
Expert on the situation around the DPRK: now we must wait for specific cases from the US
The US said that they would lift sanctions from the DPRK only after full denuclearization. On air radio Sputnik expert Vladimir Kolotov noted that Pyongyang has already demonstrated its readiness for nuclear disarmament, the question is whether Washington will fulfill its promise.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington does not intend to lift sanctions against the DPRK until complete nuclear disarmament of the North Korean side.
“We intend to achieve full denuclearization, only then will the lifting of sanctions start,” Pompeo said after meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Japan and South Korea in Seoul.
According to him, Washington “believes that Kim Jong-un understands the urgency” of the completion of denuclearization, “understands that he must do it quickly.”
The first summit in the history of the United States and North Korea, at which US President Donald Trump met and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was held June 12 in Singapore. Following the meeting, Trump said he had signed a “detailed” document with the DPRK, and stressed that the process of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula would begin “very quickly.” Kim Jong-un, in turn, called the signing of the final document a “new start” in relations between the two countries and promised “big changes” in the future.
According to the document, the US pledged to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Pyongyang, in turn, confirmed its firm commitment to the full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. However, the statement does not contain any details or details.
On air radio Sputnik director of the Ho Chi Minh Institute, professor of St. Petersburg State University Vladimir Kolotov commented on the position of the parties.
“There are no technical difficulties for complete denuclearization and, of course, it can be done.” The question is, what will happen after that, that is, North Korea, if it goes to it, unilaterally disarms. And what will the US do? They promise to go to but they do not have to believe their promises, as experience shows, there is no sense – the United States often refuses from its promises. Kim Jong-un has already demonstrated its readiness for denuclearization – the nuclear test site in Phungeri was dismantled, three of the four tunnels in which weapons are kept. After this explosions the meeting with Trump was held … In Singapore everything went fine, but not very concretely. And now we need to wait for concrete cases, “said Vladimir Kolotov.