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.

Online tequa mktrvi August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens,Authentic 46gzp hu8tgv August Deals ZX Flux Womens,Outlet 42sat 4vwfhp August Deals Nike Roshe Run Womens,Outlet a5utt zxz4hp August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire 1 Womens,Outlet m8wti 7gxb2y August Deals Nike Air Max Tavas Mens,Authentic 53wmd pgd8kf August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,Outlet spunn mnanqe Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens Shoes,

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.

Sale 3pk6s q882ns August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Black,

"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.

Sale c5954 tzwk3w August Deals ZX 850 Mens,Authentic 8nysz ak4pgp August Deals ZX 750 Womens,Sale e69g2 35rggu August Deals Nike Roshe Run Womens,Sale m4wi3 t6b26d August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens White,Sale ug5y6 cchbv2 August Deals Nike Air Max 95 Mens,Authentic 8k7br adnde2 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Pink,UK 6q8wy 5377hi August Deals ZX Flux Womens,

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.

UK bu4gg 9ez45i August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Essential Mens,Authentic bkbqe ihe5rw August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Mens,UK nehkh gnmmdi August Deals Superstar Mens,UK yy5sa gqhhyy August Deals Nike Air Presto Womens,Inexpensive 209640 New Balance Kids 610V3 Kid Blue Yellow Shoes,Various Sizes 2013 Nike Zoom Lebron 9 IX Mens Shoes Grey White WOFluosy,Buy 210716 Adidas Originals Lifestyle Men Red Blue Shoes,

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 Buy 220051 Air Jordan 11 12 Men Shoes, 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.

Authentic 205172 Air Jordan VII Retro Men White Blue Flint Grey Shoes,

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

Buy 222131 Air Jordan Retro 12 Men Black Red White Shoes,Authentic g98e5 y7kvf7 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens,Buy 170384 Asics Gelnoosa Tri 8 Men Yellow Orange Shoes,Cheap 204105 New Balance Classics M1300 Men Tan Brown Shoes,Discount 175007 New Balance Classics M574 Men Grey Shoes,Authentic gwtav 6xztvn August Deals Yeezy 350 Boost Mens,Comfortable 179245 Nike Air Classic BW Si Men White Black Green Shoes,

"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.


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.

Inexpensive 200390 Nike Air Classic BW Si Men White Grey Shoes,Authentic r7x3m tsbaz6 August Deals Superstar Womens Black,Inexpensive 185856 Nike Air Classic BW Si Men White Black Shoes,Shopping 178374 Nike Air Force 1 Men Shoes,Buy 209918 Nike Air Griffey Max II Men Green Blue Shoes,Authentic rph4e smvg3a August Deals Yeezy 350 Boost Womens,Buy 179184 Nike Air Max Men Dark Grey Blue Shoes,

Buy 162910 Nike Air Max Men Black White Shoes,Authentic uzesk izshf4 August Deals Nike Blazer Low Womens,Shopping 174655 Nike Air Max 1 Men Red Black Blue Yellow Shoes,Shopping 180957 Nike Air Max 90 Men Black Shoes,Inexpensive 175230 Nike Air Max 90 Men White Blue Black Shoes,Authentic spi4g vwhuvv August Deals Superstar Womens Gold,Buy 211569 Nike Air Max Classic Sl Men Grey Blue Black Shoes,

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, Shopping 230965 Nike Air Max Ltd Men Black White Brown Shoes, 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 Inexpensive 189165 Nike Air Max Tailwind Men Grey White Blue Shoes,.

Buy 152988 Nike Blazer High Men Gray White Shoes,

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.

Cheap 179318 Nike Classic Cortez Men Navy Blue Red Shoes,Authentic zyvxu ne6y5c August Deals Nike Free 50 Mens,Shopping 232359 Nike Dunk High Men Shoes,Comfortable 220767 Nike Dunk High Men Black Shoes,Shopping 234940 Nike Dunk Low Men White Red Blue Shoes,Buy 6eety tf9qc9 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens White,Comfortable 188391 Nike Free 3.0 V2 Men Black White Shoes,

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
Discount 161819 Nike Free 5.0 V4 Men Yellow Gray Shoes,
UCLA Farrel Hooded Top CP1172

Shopping 158336 Nike Free Tr Fit Men Green White Black Shoes,

Buy 195831 Nike Kobe Dream Season II Low Men Black White Red Shoes,

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.

Buy 238521 Nike Lunar Eclipse 2 Men Grey Green Purple Shoes,Buy 8xrgn t6c4ur August Deals Nike Air Max 2016 Mens,Comfortable 207450 Nike Roshe Run Men Dark Blue Orange Electric Yellow Shoes,Comfortable 211783 Nike Shox Conundrum Men Black Red Shoes,Authentic 152324 Nike Shox Nz Men Black Shoes,Buy eq54i 93r4wp August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,Authentic 165366 Nike Shox R2 Men White Yellow Shoes,

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.

Authentic 240334 Nike Shox R4 Men White Shoes,Buy hvqve 656khp Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Black Shoes,Shopping 165858 Nike Shox R4 Men Black Red Shoes,Cheap 238022 Nike Zoom Kd III Men White Orange Blue Shoes,Comfortable 178059 Nike Zoom Kobe VI Men Black Yellow Shoes,Buy m9r6e ybfg7c August Deals Nike Air Max 2015 Mens,Buy 211123 Puma By Hussein Chalayan Men Blue Shoes,

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

Authentic 225806 Adidas Originals Superstar 2.0 Unisex White Blue Green Shoes,

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.

Foray Reflex Reversible 3M Puffer Jacket CP1376

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.

Shopping 162137 Nike Free 4.0 Unisex Grey Green Shoes,

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.

Inexpensive 211349 Air Jordan 1 Retro Women White Black Pink Shoes,Buy qtsgy gnmrbn August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Purple,Discount 209958 Asics Gelnoosa Tri 9 Women Blue Pink Orange Shoes,Discount 219266 Nike Air Force 1 Women White Aster Pink Sunbeam Shoes,Authentic 212214 Nike Air Max Women Purple Jade Pink Shoes,Buy vwkyy 2nth6c August Deals Nike Air Max Tavas Womens,Cheap 148166 Nike Air Max Women Black Pink Shoes,

Shopping 176680 Nike Dunk High Women Shoes,Buy xkxwr s2g4gu August Deals Nike Air Presto Mens,Buy 161956 Nike Free Run Women Black Pink Shoes,Comfortable 229833 Nike Hyperdunk Women Black Red Shoes,Adidas Bluff Lo - Fot Men Coupon_013,Cheap 8e84q zftzx5 August Deals ZX Flux Womens,Adidas Originals JS Men Coupon_137,

Adidas Springblade 2013 Men Coupon_266,Cheap 8kstk 4pbq6n August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens,Christian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_446,Christian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_574,Jimmy Choo Bridal Women Coupon_712,Cheap cynak 7yigiw August Deals Nike Free 50 Mens,Jimmy Choo Pumps Women Coupon_829,

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.

Platforms Jimmy Choo Women Coupon_978,

The CIA and the White House declined to comment.

New Balance 574 Men Coupon_1154,Cheap grz69 h29bnu August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Grey,New Balance 574 Men Coupon_1222,New Balance 501 Women Coupon_1425,New Balance 574 Women Coupon_1497,Cheap kw773 4fbn9y August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Pink,Nike Derrick Rose Men Coupon_1636,

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.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas Unisex Boot 153570C-333,Cheap thvfp fakfdg August Deals Superstar Mens,Men's Basketball Shoe Nike Air Max Audacity 2016 843884-005,Men's Indoor/Court Soccer Shoe Nike TiempoX Proximo IC 843961-444,Men's Nike Roshe LD-1000 802022-002,Cheap ygevu mtaw6t August Deals Nike Blazer Low Mens,Men's Nike Air Force 1 Low Black/Black,

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.

Bellfield Laugar Waff Cable Knit CP1783
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.

Men's Running Shoe Nike LunarTempo 705461-402,

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.

Men's Shoe Nike Air Foamposite Pro 624041-403,Discount 4rqp9 89wp7c August Deals Superstar Mens Black,Men's Shoe Nike Air Presto 819521-400,Men's Shoe Nike Free Train Force Flyknit 833275-100,Men's Shoe Nike Roshe One Hyper Breathe 833125-300,Discount 84bsv xnmgwv Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Flower Shoes,Men's Shoe Nike Zoom Train Toranada 835657-370,

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

NIKE AIR HUARACHE Mine Grey/Poison Green/Black/Midnight Fog,Discount gby64 7xqfhs August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,NIKE BLAZER MID SUEDE VINTAGE Blue Force/Light Blue Lacquer/Sail,NIKE LUNARTEMPO Lyon Blue/White/Black/Poison Green,Women's Running Shoe Nike Free RN 831509-401,Discount nm3rf cwvv3h August Deals Superstar Womens Gold,Women's Shoe Nike Cortez Ultra BR 833801-400,

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.

Women's Training Shoe Nike Metcon 1 813101-800,

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.

Nike Roshe One Boys Preschool Wolf Grey/Cool Grey/White Running Shoes V97241,Discount sdxdb 2t5t9y August Deals Yeezy 350 Boost Mens,Nike Air Max 90 Boys Grade School Deep Royal Blue/Hyper Cobalt/Varsity Maize Running Shoes V51993,Adidas Crazy 8 Mens Phantom/Tech Grey/Vivid Mint Basketball Shoes V68115,Adidas Adizero Boston Boost 5 Mens Clear Onix/Black/Solar Red Running Shoes V45102,Discount xbafq ycya3s August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Essential Mens,Adidas Superstar 3g Mens Black/Metallic Silver/Solid Grey Slippers V22412,

Nike Air Max Tailwind 8 Mens White/Black Running Shoes V86494,Online 6afgk ta6qfh August Deals Nike Air Presto Mens,Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit 2015 Mens Blue Lagoon/Glacier Ice/Volt/Black Running Shoes V39849,Adidas Adizero Adios 2 Womens Blast Purple/Black/Red Zest Running Shoes V38967,Adidas Adilette Supercloud Plus Womens Black/Halo/White Slippers V19970,Online d3ffw vvtcaa August Deals Nike Blazer Low Mens,Adidas Pure Boost Mens Black/White/Clear Grey Running Shoes V33622,

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."

Nike Free 5.0 2015 Flash Womens Black/Cool Grey/Pure Platinum/Reflective Silver Running Shoes V15578,
Nike Zoom Fly 2 Womens Pink Blast/Electric Green/White/Black Running Shoes V68665,

Nike Kids Free 5 Black/Anthracite/White UK#N5-8752,

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
Women's Nike Dual Fusion TR 4 Print Blue Grey/Ocean Fog/Squadron Blue/White UK#N5-8781,
MORE FROM 2018 adidas Originals Junior Superstar Track Top CP458,

  • Kickers Junior Kick Hi Core Boot CP617,
  • Henri Lloyd Chock Slim Fit Jean CP857,
  • Creative Recreation Grandall Full Zip Hooded Top CP1015,
  • UK fgb3g ztmdgn August Deals Nike Air Presto Womens
  • Adidas Supernova Unisex Grey Green Shoes Model:A959
  • Nike Nike Air Huarache Run Prm Black
  • Unisex Nike Trail Running Trucker - Adjustable Hat ON511078l
  • Dark Team Red Men's - Track & Field - Nike Zoom Rival Waffle - Shoes - Total Orange Wolf Grey 6IG1145
  • Hi-Tec Kids Walking Boots Dark Gray
  • Adidas Ultra Boost Purple Pink Shoes
  • New Balance ClassicsWL574 - Core Plus Collection
  • Mens Nike Air Max Tn Iii White Black Shoe Sale Shop
  • Nike Genicco Women Green
  • Women UA Curry One Amazing 1 Best Deals MVP Wolf Black sales Grey Gold
  • Genuine Cheap Nike KD 4 Black White Red
  • 2017 Nike New In Men's Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Br Scenery Green/Bright Crimson/Sea Spray/Scenery Green Shoes Canada LZE0803055
  • Cheap Lebron Soldier Nike Lebron Soldier 11 Green White
  • Nike Lebron James Slide Air Max 2015 Outdoor Slippers Men Flip Flop Red Black Slide
  • Men's - Adidas ZX 750 Run Wht / Macaw / Zest Shoes
  • Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Infant Pirate Black/Core Black (BB5355)
  • Cheep Philipp Plein Shoes Men VGF3654
  • Adidas Climawarm ALL TERRAIN Running Shoes (CG2742) Athletic Sneakers Trainers
  • Cheap 2015 Coleman AeroBed Twin Premier Air Mattress White/Blue