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Ottawa/Washington, Jan 30 (Canadian-Media): North Korea is unlikely to fully give up its nuclear weapons, a United States (US) intelligence report had said, with a second meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, scheduled to take place next month in Vietnam, media reports said.
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Kim Yong-chol, a top North Korean envoy, recently arrived in Washington and met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
It was during meeting at Singapore Singapore meeting that the two leaders had met for the first time and had issued a commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
According to a Worldwide Threat Assessment (WTA) report, Pyongyang, the capital and largest city of North Korea, for more than one year, had not not conducted, any nuclear-capable missile or nuclear tests.
Pyongyang had declared its support for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, said WTA report and has reversibly dismantled portions of its WMD -- a weapon of mass destruction as a nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological, or any other weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans damage buildings, mountains, or the biosphere -- infrastructure.
"However, we continue to assess that North Korea is unlikely to give up all of its nuclear weapons and production capabilities, even as it seeks to negotiate partial denuclearization steps to obtain key US and international concessions. North Korean leaders view nuclear arms as critical to regime survival, according to official statements and regime-controlled media," WTA report said.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)