This is a damning blow to US President Donald Trump who has praised the leader of the hermit kingdom for his denuclearisation gestures during the pairs historical meeting in June 2018. There they signed a commitment to build “a stable and lasting peace” on the Korean peninsula. At the June 2018 summit, Trump spoke of a “special bond” with the North Korean leader and said he was “absolutely” willing to invite him to the White House.
Kim Jong-un responded by saying: “We’ve decided to leave the past behind.
“The world will see major changes.”
But, the latest UN report suggests that the dictator is working to protect his nuclear program ahead of a second planned summit between Trump and Kim later this month.
While Trump has hailed “tremendous progress” in his dealings with North Korea, the UN report found that Pyongyang “is using civilian facilities, including airports, for ballistic missile assembly.”
The report added that these new nuclear sites were being fortified “with the goal of effectively preventing ‘decapitation’ strikes'”.
The report said it “found evidence of a consistent trend on the part of the DPRK to disperse its assembly, storage and testing locations.”
The UN Security Council has upheld sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs
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