U.S. envoy asks N. Korea to disclose all nuke sites

Feb 01, 2019, 5:49 AM EST
The denuclearization talks between the U.S. and North Korea have made little progress since the historic Singapore sumit.
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Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, called on Pyongyang to provide a complete list of its nuclear assets, adding that President Donald Trump has no plans to invade the Asian country or to unseat its leader Kim Jong-un.

Biegun said that N. Korea had earlier promised to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that it would destroy all its nuclear facilities, a pledge yet to be confirmed by Pyongyang, notes the BBC.

Biegun’s remarks come on the heels of Trump’s praise for “tremendous progress” in the talks between the two countries. This is the first time an American official has given a detailed public outline of how the country is pursuing North Korea talks, which have faltered since the historic Singapore summit between the two state heads.

Even as the two sides are planning the location and dates for a second summit between Trump and Kim Jong, the U.S. has “contingencies” in place if the denuclearization talks fail, reports The Guardian.