Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

CIA report says North Korea won't denuclearize, but might open a burger joint

by / / Updated

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

WASHINGTON — A new U.S. intelligence assessment has concluded that North Korea does not intend to give up its nuclear weapons any time soon, three U.S. officials told NBC News — a finding that conflicts with recent statements by President Donald Trump that Pyongyang intends to do so in the future.

Womens Boots ALDO Yvesa Black Leather,adidas Originals Tubular X Trainer CP4152,Womens Shoes ALDO Nean Silver,Womens Shoes ALDO Kohlmann Nude,Womens Boots Anne Klein Damina Black/Black Suede,adidas Originals ZX Flux Racer Asym Trainer CP4178,Womens Sandals Anne Klein Ristina Black/Black Leather,

Trump is continuing to pursue a nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even though the CIA analysis, which is consistent with other expert opinion, casts doubt on the viability of Trump's stated goal for the negotiations, the elimination of North Korea's nuclear weapons stockpile.

Womens Shoes Anne Klein Weekend Blue/Grey,

"Everybody knows they are not going to denuclearize," said one intelligence official who read the report, which was circulated earlier this month, days before Trump canceled the originally scheduled summit.

Womens Shoes Anne Klein Tagalong Navy/Navy Suede,Asics Gel-Lyte V Trainer CP4203,Womens Shoes Badgley Mischka Jenie Black Satin/Patent,Womens Shoes Badgley Mischka Seneca II Silver Metallic Suede,Womens Boots C Label Liberty-16 Black,Asics Gel-Lyte V 'Jack Frost' Trainer CP4239,Womens Shoes C Label Lychee-1 Black,

In an odd twist, a list of potential concessions by North Korea in the CIA analysis included the possibility that Kim Jong Un may consider offering to open a Western hamburger franchise in Pyongyang as a show of goodwill, according to three national security officials.

Womens Boots Calvin Klein Ashby Brown Sugar Calf/Elastic,Converse Chuck Taylor All Star MA-1 Zip Trainer CP4296,Womens Boots Calvin Klein Talloria Black,Womens Sandals Calvin Klein Lucette Black Patent,Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Diema Black Leather,Converse Breakpoint Trainer CP4302,Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Gayle Evergreen Kid Suede,

It suggests Kim is interested in a peaceful gesture to an American president whose love of fast-food burgers is well known — and who, during the 2016 campaign, had said he wanted to Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Celia Steel Metallic Box/Leather, with the North Korean leader.

On the nuclear question, the analysis suggests that a more realistic immediate objective would be convincing Kim to walk back recent progress on the country's nuclear weapons program, the officials said.

Womens Sandals CARLOS by Carlos Santana Corelle Natural,

But it's not clear that would pass muster with Trump — or America's allies.

Womens Boots Clarks Mariella Busby Dark Tan Leather,Creative Recreation Kaplan Trainer CP4329,Womens Boots Clarks Fianna Tara Black,Womens Sandals Clarks Playful Tunes White Leather,Womens Sandals Clarks Leisa Broach Black,Creative Recreation Kaplan Mesh Trainer CP4363,Womens Shoes Clarks Bassett Mine Black Suede,

"If the North Koreans don't agree in a joint statement that lays out denuclearization — that is, getting rid of their nuclear weapons, having them put under control by international elements — then I don't think we are going to go very far," Chris Hill, a former ambassador to South Korea, said Tuesday on MSNBC.

Related

On May 24, Trump canceled the summit, originally scheduled for June 12, but in recent days has suggested he may participate in the summit after all. A U.S. delegation met in recent days with North Koreans officials in the Demilitarized Zone, and a senior North Korean intelligence official is en route to New York City to discuss a potential summit.

Womens Shoes Clarks Petula Viola Taupe Suede,Cruyff Performance Trainer CP4411,Womens Shoes Clarks Tri Active Grey Nubuck,Womens Boots COACH Sage Chalk Rubber,Womens Sandals COACH Geneva Natural Straw/Bright Coral Semi Matte Calf,Cruyff Puente Hi Trainer CP4429,Womens Shoes COACH Terri Natural Calf,

Womens Shoes COACH Noella Nude /Black,Hugo Boss Akeen Clean Trainer CP4496,Womens Shoes COACH Moonlight Khaki/Chalk Signature Embossed PVC/Suede,Womens Boots Cole Haan Rhinecliff Bootie Ironstone Leather,Womens Sandals Cole Haan Elsie Thong Sandal 40 II Acorn,Kenzo Running Calf Tiger Print Trainer CP4503,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Sarina Ballet Black Snake Embossed/Patent,

The CIA report came as a top nuclear expert argued in a new paper that the nuclear disarmament process in North Korea could take as a long as 15 years. Siegfried Hecker, Womens Shoes Cole Haan Pinch Grand Tassel Cabernet Suede, who once directed the federal government's Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico — and who has toured North Korean nuclear facilities four times — argued that the sprawling nature of the North Korean program means it will take a long time to dismantle. His analysis was Womens Shoes Cole Haan Pinch Campus Argento Metallic,.

Womens Boots ECCO Adel Mid Boot Black/Black,

The CIA report, described by three officials to NBC News, lays out a series of incentives the U.S. and South Korea could offer North Korea to disarm, including infrastructure and agricultural aid.

Womens Sandals ECCO Touch 25 T-Strap Slide Moon Rock,Havaianas Team Flip Flop CP3844,Womens Shoes ECCO Tonder Penny Loafer Shadow White,Womens Shoes ECCO Sport Yura Black/Morillo,Womens Shoes GUESS Adalee Silver Leather,Nike Zoom Team Edition Trainer CP4598,Womens Shoes GUESS Babbitt Black,

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
Womens Boots Naturalizer Lamont Wide Shaft Oxford Brown Leather,
Authentic 151615 Nike Dunk Low Men Purple Shoes

Womens Sandals Naturalizer Nerice Pale Ivory Leather,

Womens Shoes Naturalizer Kelly Cognac Leather,

The report, like nearly all intelligence products on North Korea, offered analysis at low or medium confidence — language intelligence agencies use to signal that analysts lack hard information to buttress their conclusions.

Womens Shoes New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay Purple/Pink,Nike Lunar Force 1 '14 Trainer CP4638,Womens Shoes New Balance X711 - Cush+ Blue,Womens Shoes Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 Print Hyper Grape/Ivory/Hyper Jade/Obsidian,Womens Shoes Nike Flex Fury Black/Lakeside/Light Photo Blue/White,Nike Free OG 2014 Trainer CP4666,Womens Shoes Nike Zoom Winflo 2 Vivid Purple/Fuchsia Glow/White/Hyper Orange,

One of the world's most reclusive countries, North Korea is a notoriously difficult intelligence target. Human sources and communications intercepts are hard to come by.

Womens Shoes Nike FS Lite Run 3 Ocean Fog/Squadron Blue/White/Fierce Purple,Nike Juvenate Trainer CP4695,Womens Sandals PATRIZIA Toad Beige Python,Womens Shoes PATRIZIA Thinker Leopard Print,Womens Shoes PUMA Pulse FLEX XT Sulphur Spring,Nike Flystepper 2K3 Trainer CP4745,Womens Shoes Reebok Hexaffect Run 2.0 MT Flat Grey/Gravel/Semi Solar Yellow/White,

"This is essentially some very smart analysts offering their very best guesses," one intelligence official said.

Womens Boots Rocket Dog Dundee Black Sierras,

During the 2016 campaign, Trump said he would like to meet with the North Korean leader in a low-key setting that entailed "eating a hamburger on a conference table."

The CIA report does not specify which fast-food brand could be invited to North Korea, but said Kim envisioned that the establishment could be used to provide food during the talks and would show that he was open to Western investment.

In advance of major diplomatic negotiations, it's not uncommon for intelligence agencies and the State Department to provide assessments about the opposing side's red lines. The idea is to prepare American participants for all possible eventualities, and to provide options to influence the adversary's behavior.

Inexpensive 204830 Nike Free 3.0 V2 Men Black Gray White Shoes

The new CIA report, according to three national security officials, assessed that Kim may also offer other limited American investment in North Korea, particularly in infrastructure.

Womens Shoes Rocket Dog Teak Black Time Travel,

The U.S. and South Korea would likely focus on food delivery — possibly through the United Nations — and other agricultural development, the report said. The South Koreans would likely take the lead in delivering this aid.

Womens Boots Sam Edelman Caldwell Florence/Black Boucle/Atanado Leather,Nike Air Force 1 '07 Suede Trainer CP4811,Womens Shoes Sam Edelman Katarina Putty Leather,Womens Shoes Sam Edelman Margot Brown/Black Sahara Leopard Brahma Hair/Oily Velour Suede,Womens Shoes Saucony Originals DXN Trainer Pink,Nike Paul Rodriguez 9 R/R Trainer CP4841,Womens Shoes Superga 2095 Studslin W By Jennifer Meyer White,

Womens Shoes Timberland PRO Power Train Grey/Green,Oill Dublin Signature Trainer CP4884,Womens Boots UGG Cybele Stud Black,Womens Boots UGG Mini Bailey Button Geo Perf White Twinface,Womens Shoes UGG Karlina Geo Perf Tawny Suede,Ralph Lauren Polo Jermain Trainer CP4954,Womens Boots Vaneli Ruella Mouse Nival Suede All Over/Black Elastic,

Womens Sandals Vaneli Keary Natural Cork,Supra Owen Mesh Runner Trainer CP5012,Womens Shoes Vaneli Marjory Black Miniliz,Womens Shoes Vaneli Gaenor Grey Suede,Womens Shoes Vaneli Gael Gunmetal Milled Calf,Supra Hammer Run Trainer CP5024,Men's Portland Trail Blazers Ultimate Long Sleeve Hoodie,

The U.S. also could offer economic incentives, including sanctions relief.

The report says North Korean officials have not demanded in preliminary talks that the U.S. remove all its troops from South Korea, and they are not expected to do so in any initial summit.

The report says that South Korean President Moon Jae-in believes he enjoys a strong rapport with Kim, and that South Korea is considering a formal declaration to end the war between the two countries.

Active Forever Women’s Cover Up,

The CIA and the White House declined to comment.

Nike KO Fleece Pullover (Tennessee),Vans Old Skool Matte Leather Trainer CP5083,Ferrari Women’s Track Jacket,Women's HYKE Track Jacket,Men's Supernova Short Tights,Y3 Desert Boost Trainer CP5133,evoTRG Italia Stadium Shorts,

One former senior official who has been briefed on the U.S. approach to North Korea acknowledged that U.S. intelligence agencies do not believe Kim would ever get rid of all his nuclear weapons.

"I've always wondered: How does the administration square that circle?" the former official said.

2015/16 Club America Night Rising Stadium,adidas Originals Womens Adilette Slide Sandal CP5203,Nike 9" Volley Sway,Brazil CBF Authentic N98,Nike Dri-FIT Pullover,Havaianas Womens Slim Season Flip Flop CP5227,Various Sizes Nike Air Max 90 Hyp Prm 2017/18 Dragon White Black Yellow Mens Shoes QAklxlpe,

The big question going into any negotiation, the official said, was how the White House would deal with North Korea's unwillingness to denuclearize while maintaining Trump's public line requiring such a move.

Discount 219085 Nike Free Run 2 Men Black Purple White Shoes
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shake hands in Pyongyang on May 8.KCNA via KNS / AFP - Getty Images

Trump seemed to acknowledge that dilemma in remarks last week where he said North Korea may not have to immediately denuclearize and that its nuclear program could be phased out over a period of time.

UK Outlet Store Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012 Basketball Shoes for Women in zvEhIRdn,

The U.S. also has decided to drop any human rights demands as part of the talks, according to a current and a former official — a deeply significant move when dealing with a country that the U.S. believes holds between 80,000 and 120,000 prisoners in squalid camps. The former official said the U.S. approach to North Korea was broken down into phases, each of which would bring corresponding gestures of aid and sanctions relief.

Authentic cawgf be6t47 August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,Womens Shoes adidas Sonic Allegra Solar Red/Silver Metallic/White,Authentic rg4ug ksnbva August Deals Nike Free Run 2 Womens,Buy agz7c yvwp7r Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens White Shoes,Buy hv8mh suau7a August Deals Superstar Womens White,Womens Shoes adidas Cloudfoam VS City Grey/White/Frozen Yellow,Cheap 2tphp apffcu August Deals Superstar Womens,

First, the Trump administration wants North Korea to declare all details of its nuclear program, dispose of fissile material and close some sites.

Cheap nbtg8 gnrm7i August Deals Nike Air Presto Womens,Womens Shoes adidas Originals Adria Lo W Joy Purple/White/White,Discount 258gp gsvtem Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens White Shoes,Discount hgxqp gm7utg August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire 1 Womens,Discount xzbw5 dmb4wt August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Essential Womens,Womens Shoes adidas Running CC Fresh 2 W Black/Light Flash Red,Online hwsk7 yukpia August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Essential Mens,

The U.S. would then press for international inspections and a gradual elimination of nuclear weapons.

The American side would like to all but eliminate fissile material in North Korea.

Online wx9gu zguhan August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Essential Mens,

An open question, said the former official, is how and whether to press Kim to account for and relinquish his chemical and biological weapons. After Trump criticized the Iran nuclear deal for failing to account for Iran's missile program, it would be hard for him to reach a nuclear deal with North Korea that ignores other weapons of mass destruction.

Outlet imt2a 4qy7gn August Deals Superstar Womens Pink,Womens Shoes adidas Outdoor Response Trail Boost Clear Grey/Dark Grey/Solar Yellow,Sale 4nean 22airg Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens Gold Shoes,Sale k7dv9 ptuyzb August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Mens,UK 4hsxg c8h3md August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,Womens Sandals Aerosoles A2 by Aerosoles Wipline Dark Tan Combo,UK unt3c 9ixfwf August Deals Nike Blazer Womens,

Buy 240566 Adidas Climacool Ride Men Blue Silver Shoes,Womens Sandals Aerosoles Yetaway Black Snake,Inexpensive 183208 Air Jordan Men Yellow Black White Shoes,Sale yr6hy rr3gs4 August Deals Nike Air Max Zero Mens,Inexpensive 199243 Lebron 11 Men Gold Jade Black Shoes,Womens Sandals Aerosoles Fire Light White,Inexpensive 191663 Nike Air Classic BW Si Men Black Blue Shoes,

On May 28, the White House said in a statement that Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had spoken and "affirmed the shared imperative of achieving the complete and permanent dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and ballistic missile programs."

Comfortable 238074 Nike Air Flightposite 1 Men Red Black Metallic Gold Shoes,
Inexpensive 176224 Nike Air Force 1 Men White Shoes,

Buy 180483 Nike Air Max Men Shoes,

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
Cheap 202717 Nike Air Max 90 Men Black Yellow Shoes,
MORE FROM 2018 Comfortable 200124 Nike Air Max 90 Men Black Blue Shoes,

  • Comfortable 185128 Nike Air Max Ltd Men White Black Shoes,
  • Shopping 184107 Nike Air Yeezy 2 Men Red October For Sale Shoes,
  • Shopping 210114 Nike Dunk High Men Black Grey Shoes,
  • Womens Sandals C Label Cider-1 Orange
  • Vans Old Skool Black / Black Shoes for Men : NO1361
  • Women ASICS GT-2000 V3'Running Shoes' Lightning/Hot Pink/Navy Model UK0525
  • Adidas Zx Flux NPS Update Womens Trainers in Black Black Q4195
  • Nike Cheer Compete - Women'S - Cheer - Shoes - White
  • Men's Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit Shoes White/University Red/Pure Platinum/Cool Grey 843384-101
  • Jordan Jumpman Cable Beanie Adult Basketball Accessories Gym Red/Black/Dark Grey Q94s9183 Great
  • 2015 Latest Nike Air Max Zero QS 87 Retro Mens Running Shoes White Gray Red Online
  • Adidas UK Shop - Adidas Tubular Doom Shoes (Black) for Men
  • Asics Men’s Gt-2000 4 Running Shoes B01N45JXJM
  • 2017 Nike Free Shipping Men's Nike Free 4.0 Magnet Grey/Obsidian/Light Magnet Grey/White Shoes Canada KSM5301804
  • New Balance M1300CD - Blue Discount
  • Asics Split Second 9 Black/White/Silver Q17f5075
  • Women's Running Shoe - Nike Flex Experience 4 - Cool Grey/Anthracite/Ghost Green/Green Glow
  • Nike Womens Shoes / Gray Pink Ladies Shoes Nike Revolution 2 wide width Running Shoes KG385890h1r
  • Flats Women Rocket Dog Henna Striped Flat Navy Shop For Cheap
  • 2017 Dharma Bums Wonderland High Waist Full Length Multicolor Tights for Women Sale
  • PLQQ051HWQR SKECHERS - Outlet Black White Valeris - Front Page
  • Nike Air VaporMax Running Shoe KPU White/Sky Blue
  • Ua Speedform Apollo Gr Ii Under Armour Stephen Curry Basketball Shoes For Sale Buy Ua Micro G Torch