North Korea rejects repeated US proposal to slash nuclear arsenal: report

Source: The Hill | August 8, 2018 | Tal Axelrod

North Korea has reportedly rejected a formal timeline for its denuclearization proposed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Vox reported Wednesday that Pyongyang has rejected the timeline several times over the past two months amid continued negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear program.

The timeline Pompeo proposed would mandate North Korea hand over 60 to 70 percent of its nuclear warheads to a third party within six to eight months, according to the report.

However, it is unclear how many warheads North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has, making it difficult to verify that Pyongyang has actually turned over an agreed-upon percentage.

One source told Vox that Pompeo’s main priority at this stage in negotiations is to nail down the total number of nuclear weapons that North Korea officially possesses.

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  •  EVERYDAY #24972

    Aw, c’mon NK. Trump said you are no longer a nuclear threat. You don’t want to make a liar out of him, do you?

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