US demanded N. Korea ship ‘some’ nukes & missiles abroad within 6 months – media

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The US has demanded North Korea ship some of its nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles out of the country within half a year, according to Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper, citing sources familiar with the talks.


Over the course of behind-the-scenes negotiations between the US and North Korea, the American side has told Pyongyang it expects it to get rid of some of its nuclear arsenal within six months, according to a report that emerged on Thursday.

The news comes just one day after North Korea abruptly called off a high-level intra-Korean meeting in protest over US military wargames with South Korea in the region. Pyongyang also warned that it may do the same with the highly-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.

Pyongyang made it clear that Washington’s negotiating tactics are unacceptable, and it is not interested in talks that only envisage unilateral denuclearization without guarantees North Korea won’t be left totally defenseless in case of aggression.

It became a major setback in the reconciliation process on the Korean Peninsula, the basis for which was laid during a landmark meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas, the North’s Kim Jong-un and the South’s Moon Jae-in.

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US demanded N. Korea ship ‘some’ nukes & missiles abroad within 6 months – media

2018/05/5afd11aefc7e939e6c8b461b-1526537887.jpg
Read: 174     10:20     17 May 2018    

The US has demanded North Korea ship some of its nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles out of the country within half a year, according to Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper, citing sources familiar with the talks.


Over the course of behind-the-scenes negotiations between the US and North Korea, the American side has told Pyongyang it expects it to get rid of some of its nuclear arsenal within six months, according to a report that emerged on Thursday.

The news comes just one day after North Korea abruptly called off a high-level intra-Korean meeting in protest over US military wargames with South Korea in the region. Pyongyang also warned that it may do the same with the highly-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.

Pyongyang made it clear that Washington’s negotiating tactics are unacceptable, and it is not interested in talks that only envisage unilateral denuclearization without guarantees North Korea won’t be left totally defenseless in case of aggression.

It became a major setback in the reconciliation process on the Korean Peninsula, the basis for which was laid during a landmark meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas, the North’s Kim Jong-un and the South’s Moon Jae-in.

RT news



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