North Korea's Kim asked China to bring early end to sanctions: Yomiuri

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Bolton appeared on CBS's "Face the Nation", where he declined to address a Washington Post report that said USA officials believe North Korea does not intend to give up its nuclear weapons.

A source familiar with China-North Korea relations explained that such a request for security carries the implication that "China will clearly support and defend the regime if the dictatorship is shaken by an influx of information and other factors as it implements economic reforms and opens up its economic system".

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has publicly revealed Washington's timeline for decnulearizing North Korea.

"If they have the strategic decision already made to do that, and they're cooperative, we can move very quickly", he added.

"Physically we would be able to dismantle the overwhelming bulk of their programs within a year".

This also comes ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's scheduled visit to Pyongyang later this week.

U.S. officials believe that North Korea is working to hide some of its nuclear stockpile and key aspects of its production facilities from the United States, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

A team of U.S. officials led by envoy Sung Kim met with North Korean officials Sunday at Panmunjom, the border village between North and South Korea in the demilitarized zone, senior State Department officials told CNN.

The officials, who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity, said that the US Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded that North Korean officials are exploring ways to deceive Washington about the number of nuclear warheads and missiles they have, and the types and numbers of facilities they have, believing that the United States is not aware of the full range of their activities. "There's not any starry-eyed feeling among the group doing this".

Bruce Klingner, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst, said, "The observed activity appears inconsistent with a North Korean intent to abandon its nuclear weapons programs".

The Post's report corroborates a Friday exposé by NBC News that quoted US intelligence officials warning of North Korea's attempts to hide information from the USA about its nuclear program.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis meanwhile has reassured key East Asian allies that the US commitment to Seoul is "ironclad" - despite Trump's unilateral suspension of military exercises with South Korea and his lauding of Kim as a "talented guy".

Even if North Korea is willing to cooperate, dismantling its secretive weapons of mass destruction programs, believed to encompass dozens of sites, will be tough.

Pompeo told reporters the day after the Singapore summit on June 12 that Washington hoped to achieve "major disarmament" by North Korea within Trump's current term, which ends on January 20, 2021. "North Korea has a long history of cheating on agreements that it's made with previous administrations", she said on CNN's "State of the Union".

"Putin's about to meet Trump in Finland, so he could think, 'OK, I'll show up". Trump had promised their talks resulted in the denuclearization of North Korea.

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