Thursday, 16 August, 2018

North Korea plotting to keep arsenal

North Korea Has Increased Production of Fuel for Nuclear Weapons Report North Korea Has Increased Production of Fuel for Nuclear Weapons Report
Steven Clarke | 01 July, 2018, 21:53

On "Face the Nation" and "Fox News Sunday", Bolton refused to talk about a Washington Post report that USA intelligence officials have concluded North Korea does not intend to fully surrender its nuclear stockpile and is preparing to deceive the USA about the number of nuclear warheads in its arsenal and the existence of undisclosed facilities used to make fissile material.

The only uranium enrichment facility North Korea has publicly acknowledged is Yongbyon - though reports of secret facilities have surfaced.

US officials told NBC News they believe North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un might try to hide more nuclear facilities while he continues talks with Trump.

"I don't think anybody ought to have a case of the vapors" about President Trump's rhetoric on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Russia, Bolton said, adding that the meeting will allow the leaders to cut through the "political noise" of alleged Russian collusion. "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea".

CNN published satellite photos last week showing infrastructure upgrades in the works at Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, a major nuclear research site in North Korea.

Speaking to Fox, Trump also sought to shrink the perceived cost of the declared agreement falling through, seeking to frame his negotiations with North Korea as having been achieved without concessions.

"I'm sure that the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, will be discussing this with the North Koreans in the near future, about, really, how to dismantle all of their WMD and ballistic missile programs in a year", Bolton said on "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

The German dressing-room divide might explain their World Cup exit
Low said he took responsibility for the failure, yet just 12 months ago he could do no wrong. But the team never really seemed to recover from its opening 1-0 loss to Mexico .

"So we gave nothing".

He said the administration was well aware of North Korea's track record over the decades in dragging out negotiations with the U.S.to continue weapons development.

Various North Korea experts have underlined the importance of the new report, both in regards to what it contains, as well as the fact that USA officials felt compelled to leak it. Sharing the assessment with the media could indicate the severity with which the US intelligence community disagrees with President Trump's statements on the matter, or could be part of some kind of authorized strategy to expose the sites and build pressure on North Korea - or justify future military action.

The officials insisted on anonymity to discuss sensitive assessments about a country that has always been one of the most hard targets for spy agencies to penetrate.

As of now, there is little proof that North Korea intends to go down that road, longtime North Korea observers say.

"What our experts have devised is a program that, with North Korean cooperation, with full disclosure of all of their chemical and biological nuclear programs ballistic missile sites. we would be able to dismantle the overwhelming bulk of their programs within a year", Bolton said. "If they have the strategic decision already made to do that and they are cooperative, we can move very quickly".

However, Bolton said the US does not yet have a full accounting of North Korea's nuclear arsenal. "The last best chance to avoid that war is a peaceful end to their nuclear program ... if they don't take it, and they play Trump like they've played everybody else, they're going to regret it".

Recommended

  • Denmark - World Cup - 1 July 2018

    The game against Denmark takes place in the same Nizhny Novgorod stadium where Croatia thumped Argentina 10 days ago. Denmark , meanwhile, are happy to continue flying under the radar, buoyed by a 17-match unbeaten run.
    Adidas warns United States  customers about a possible data breach

    Adidas warns United States customers about a possible data breach

    More information about the Adidas data breach will likely be revealed once the company finishes its investigation into the matter. Well, Adidas is in the process of conducting a forensic review and is alerting customers it believes could be affected.
    Trump reportedly wants to withdraw US from WTO

    Trump reportedly wants to withdraw US from WTO

    The move also would put USA exporters at risk, as other WTO members could raise tariffs on American imports. The US won't exit the Geneva-based organization "at this point", Trump said Friday.
  • Google's Gaming Console Yeti Is Rumored To Change The Industry

    Google's Gaming Console Yeti Is Rumored To Change The Industry

    Games industry sources have been talking to Kotaku about the development of Google's Yeti project plans over recent months. If Google wants its own gaming service to succeed, then it is going to need games to get people through the door.
    3 babies dead, 100 missing as migrant boat sinks off Libya

    3 babies dead, 100 missing as migrant boat sinks off Libya

    In addition, the deal includes more money for Spain and Morocco to stem migrants coming through the eastern Mediterranean route. On June 18, five bodies were recovered and more than 100 people were saved after being shipwrecked off the Libyan coast.
    Mazda joins Toyota in condemning Trump's car-tariff plans

    Mazda joins Toyota in condemning Trump's car-tariff plans

    The U.S. automaker warned that an escalating trade war could backfire and lead to "less investment, fewer jobs and lower wages". The move helped upend one of the world's most important trading relationships and soured ties between Ottawa and Washington.
  • Renders of the Motorola One, another Moto Android One device, leak online

    Renders of the Motorola One, another Moto Android One device, leak online

    This hints that the company might announce the flagship device, but it could also be talking about the Android One smartphone . From the leaked renders as seen in the image above, it looks like both the Moto One and One Power will have a similar design.

    Trump asked Saudi Arabia to boost its oil production by 2M barrels

    They also spoke about the efforts of producing countries to compensate for any potential shortage of supply, the statement said. He questioned whether Trump's words would do anything to reverse the effects on the market of declining Iranian oil production.
    Kevin Durant to re-sign with Warriors as free agency begins

    Kevin Durant to re-sign with Warriors as free agency begins

    Incidentally, Durant will save the Warriors millions in salary and millions more in luxury tax payments by signing this way. Golden State's level of interest in Crawford is at best unclear.
  • Israel must prevent entry of refugees from Syria to Israel - minister

    Israel must prevent entry of refugees from Syria to Israel - minister

    Turkey on Friday condemned the Syrian regime attacks carried out against civilians in Daraa and the southwestern Syrian province of Quneitra .
    Nancy Pelosi Downplays Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Victory

    Nancy Pelosi Downplays Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Victory

    Nancy Pelosi , a longtime bête noire for conservatives who in recent months has faced increasing criticism from her own ranks. On her wish list are lots of things unlikely to pass a Congress held by either Republicans or centrist Democrats.
    Hearn To Offer Wilder $15M For April Fight With Joshua

    Hearn To Offer Wilder $15M For April Fight With Joshua

    It was absolutely imperative for his team to offer the best deal they could and get Joshua in the ring as soon as they could. In the interim Fury will have more than likely fought and won again and will be that much closer to a big fight with Joshua.

Has the new Overwatch hero been revealed? Has the new Overwatch hero been revealed? As it turns out, those assumptions were correct, and Hammond is a giant hamster who rides around in a mechanical hamster ball. While many believe the recent post revealing the new champion is a joke, it very well may not be and we're betting it isn't.

WhatsApp’s new feature gives more control to group admins: How it works WhatsApp’s new feature gives more control to group admins: How it works When a new person joins a group, the description will show up at the top of the chat, the Facebook-owned company added. If you have not received the latest WhatsApp update, go to your app store, and manually update the application.

Croatia vs Denmark - Preview, Live Match | 01 Jul 2018 For Denmark , the creative spark will come from Christian Eriksen , who is allowed pretty much a free role in midfield. Rakitic made the comments about Eriksen ahead of World Cup last-16 tie between Croatia and Denmark on Sunday evening.

Chelsea interested in signing Roma goalkeeper Alisson Chelsea interested in signing Roma goalkeeper Alisson And the 19-year-old goalkeeper could be one of the high profile players who might find the exit door at the San Siro this summer. The Italian giants have been banned from European competitions for two seasons for failing to comply with the FFP regulations.

Hamilton hopes upgrades will give Mercedes an edge in title fight Hamilton hopes upgrades will give Mercedes an edge in title fight Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the Austrian Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Stopping under the VSC costs less time than during active racing and all the leading teams apart from Mercedes took advantage.

Annapolis suspect wanted to 'kill as many as possible' Annapolis suspect wanted to 'kill as many as possible' Tom Marquardt, the Capital Gazette's former editor and publisher, told CNN on Friday he was disappointed charges were not filed. Investigators said they have found evidence at Ramos' Laurel apartment, about a 30-minute drive from Annapolis.

Nissan GT-R 50 is not the new Nissan GT-R Nissan GT-R 50 is not the new Nissan GT-R Changes in design have been made to the cooling outlets behind the front wheels, shoulder line tapers, and the rear window line. A revised suspension arrangement was also developed, featuring a Bilstein DampTronic continuously adjustable damping system.

Protesters march against Trump's immigration policy Protesters march against Trump's immigration policy Tweeting from New Jersey on Saturday, Trump urged ICE agents to "not worry or lose your spirit". "Next it will be all police". The " Families Belong Together - Freedom for Immigrants March" was among more than 700 protests held nationwide Saturday.

Thousands march in Chicago to protest family separation: ‘This can’t happen’ Thousands march in Chicago to protest family separation: ‘This can’t happen’ Some 2,000 separated children are now under government care. "We have to speak out now while we can, before we can't". Drivers honked their horns in support.

KaiOS gets $22 million investment from Google KaiOS gets $22 million investment from Google So, JioPhones , which feature the KaiOS could have the features of Google Maps , YouTube and Voice Assistant in the near future. KaiOS which is an open-source operating system based on the failed Firefox OS experiment has been around since March of 2017.

Thousands protest Trump's immigration policies in NYC Thousands protest Trump's immigration policies in NYC These protesters, organized by the Democratic Socialist Party, want to abolish ICE altogether. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said, "We need to probably think about starting from scratch".

Massive data leak could affect nearly all American adults, security researcher says Massive data leak could affect nearly all American adults, security researcher says He searched for ElasticSearch databases visible on publicly accessible servers , finding around 7,000. That number makes this leak bigger than the 2017 Equifax leak that affected 145.5 million people.

Annapolis shooter identified as Jarrod Ramos Annapolis shooter identified as Jarrod Ramos The Annapolis shooting is being treated as a local incident and not one that involves terrorism, a law enforcement official said. Rebecca Smith , the sales assistant, "was a recent hire at the Capital Gazette but had already proved herself a valuable asset".

Uruguay sweating over Cavani for France clash Uruguay sweating over Cavani for France clash Uruguay is the only team that didn't concede a goal in the first round - in a group containing Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Portugal coach Fernando Santos hopes Ronaldo will be available for the start of the Nations League in September.

Italy's PM welcomes new European Union migration deal Italy's PM welcomes new European Union  migration deal Italy's new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte , put a positive spin on Thursday's meeting, saying, "Italy is not alone anymore". The second, he said, would be the deportation of those who are already in Europe but do not qualify as refugees.