Trump Says Kim 'Sees Different Future' for North Korea

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The women's and men's matches came just ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's arrival in North Korea on Friday for two days of talks over the future of the North's nuclear program.

Sources in Washington say that the gifts "reflect Trump's expectations that Kim will follow through on the pledges in an agreement the two signed at their summit".

"While the unification ministry and the foreign ministry move forward with denuclearization discussions aimed at scrapping North Korea's nuclear program, the defense ministry should further strengthen military preparedness so as to use it as a pressure card in negotiations with the North", he said. While U.S. officials have said Mr. Pompeo intends to meet directly with Mr. Kim, it was not clear Friday when or whether the meeting will occur.

But the US ability to verify the accuracy of any North Korean list is limited due to the lack of a "high confidence" accounting of the North's nuclear arsenal, such as the number of warheads and uranium enrichment facilities, especially if they are not operational, they said. Perhaps most importantly there are U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim, who has led the team of negotiators that hammered out Trump and Kim's joint declaration and met again this past Sunday at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, and CIA Korea Mission Chief Andy Kim, who has been Pompeo's right-hand man on this issue since his time as CIA Director.

Pompeo, who is on a two-day visit to North Korea, is also presenting a letter from Trump, the newspaper said.

He said he expects North Korea to be ready to "fill in some details" of the commitments made by Mr Kim in Singapore.

The sub under construction at Sinpo may be a successor to that Gorae-class boat, advancing a program that USA officials consider a threat because it could allow North Korea to achieve greater surprise for a nuclear strike.

Trump traveled to Singapore for a summit with Kim, and despite receiving no verifiable assurances that that North Korea will denuclearize, he stood side by side with Kim, American and North Korean flags intertwined, giving Kim the legitimacy he and his regime had long sought.

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Officials believed North Korea was "positioning itself to extract every concession it can from the Trump administration - while clinging to nuclear weapons it believes are essential to survival", NBC News reported.

Speaking aboard Air Force One on a trip to Montana, Trump said he believed he forged a personal connection with the young autocrat he once pilloried as "Little Rocket Man".

Pompeo landed in Pyongyang for his third visit as Washington's top diplomat, according to Agence France-Presse.

Kim Dae-jung's engagement with North Korea was often a source of discord with the hard-line US administration of former President George W. Bush, and disagreements between Washington and Seoul continued during Roh's government.

"The more we meet, the deeper our friendship will be, I hope", he said.

The format for the meeting was unusually relaxed for such a high-stakes summit.

Instead, South Korea was taking charge of issues related to peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and reunification, Moon Chung-in added.

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