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Trump Says He Won’t Use Kim Jong Un’s Family For Spying

Trump Says He Won’t Use Kim Jong Un’s Family For Spying

Trump and Kim's most recent meeting, in Hanoi in February, failed to result in a deal because of conflicts over US calls for Pyongyang's complete denuclearization and North Korean demands for sanctions relief.

Trump's remark tends to suggest that more was going on between the Central Intelligence Agency and Kim Jong-nam than a chat about the latest political gossip in Pyongyang, from which Kim was very removed in any case.

"I wouldn't let that happen under my auspices", Trump told reporters assembled Tuesday on the South Lawn of the White House.

Wednesday marked exactly a year since Trump first met Kim in Singapore.

Kim also vowed to permanently dismantle key missile facilities in the presence of global inspectors, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said after his third summit with Kim in September in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.

The U.S. -led complaint to the UN Security Council, which was dated Tuesday, . calls for restrictions on the North's refined petroleum imports, . saying it's critical in maintaining pressure on the regime, .

"There's a very interesting part that President Trump did not announce", Moon said at a joint press conference alongside Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.

Hawkish White House national security adviser John Bolton said yesterday that the U.S. was waiting on Pyongyang for the next stage in negotiations.

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Preventing the CIA from being able to recruit sources like Kim's late half-brother or highly placed North Koreans would deny the agency valuable insights into its leadership and threats to regional and USA security.

"Here at the State Department we are ready and willing to continue engagement on working-level negotiations with the North Koreans", she said. The diplomat said that while it was hard to know how much refined petroleum North Korea had smuggled in, they estimated that it was approximately 3.5 million barrels in 2018.

A summit in Vietnam in February collapsed over North Korea's demands for a lifting of sanctions as a condition to enter into talks on scrapping its nuclear program. He is due to travel to Japan and South Korea later this month.

Washington is seeking to rebuild momentum in stalled talks with Pyongyang, aimed at getting North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme.

The U.S. military said it has been unable to reach North Korean officials to discuss issues related to the recovery of the remains.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, exchange gifts with King Harald of Norway in the Royal Palace in Oslo, June 12, 2019. The North briefly pulled out of the liaison office where planned weekly talks have not taken place since the failed North Korean-U.S. summit in February.

Moon said such a meeting would be "desirable" but added that it was up to Kim Jong Un to decide.