Bolton: Trump Would be 'Pretty Disappointed' at Kim Test

12 March, 2019, 08:55 | Author: Carlos George
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South Korea's military said on Monday it was closely monitoring North Korean facilities after a series of satellite images triggered worldwide alarm that Pyongyang might be preparing a long-range missile or space launch.

Kim had stressed that the power of the North Korean people in forging a future on their own has seen no obstacles.

Biegun said Washington did not know what the activity spotted in North Korea meant.

On Tuesday, the Center for Strategic International Studies' (CSIS) Beyond Parallel published satellite images taken on March 2 that show new activity at the Sohae (Tongchang-ri) launch facility in the northwestern part of North Korea.

However, the prospect of North Korea receiving no concessions until satisfying such a widely defined USA version of "full denuclearization" - the unilateral elimination of all its nuclear, chemical, biological and ballistic missile facilities - appears unrealistic to many analysts.

Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Sunday that the president was open to another summit but more time may be needed.

"It's certainly our expectation that we will be able to continue our close engagement", he said, while offering no specifics on when new talks might be held. "I think Kim Jong Un has a very clear idea where the president stands".

"What North Korea needs - and it needs it very much right now - is economic relief".

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"We don't know if it's meant to send any particular statement to us", Mr Biegun said on Monday at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

That means even a civilian satellite launch would be a violation, said Mr Oh Joon, a former South Korean ambassador to the UN.

But some analysts suggest the North might be stage-managing activity at certain key sites, to stoke concern and secure "better terms" when the two sides next meet.

"The president said repeatedly that he feels the absence of nuclear tests, the absence of ballistic missile launches is a positive sign", Bolton said.

But in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, the USA side back-pedalled and called for a comprehensive deal, Moon said. "There is also the possibility that they will take one of these new missiles, paint it white and put a space logo on it".

Located on the outskirts of Pyongyang, the Samundong facility was built in 2012 to support development of long-range missiles and space-launch vehicles.

And it noted a trend in North Korea's evasion of financial sanctions by using cyberattacks to "illegally force the transfer of funds from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges".

Last week, South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Lee Do-hoon had travelled to Washington to hold discussions pertaining to North Korea, including efforts being made towards denuclearising the Korean peninsula.


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