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Reports from North Korea analysts say that Kim believes his visit with the POTUS shows he is now a full member of the nuclear club.  His new philosophy is that he will be happy to denuclearize..............along with every other nation in the club. 

 

Yes, Trump got played. 

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Kim Jong Un Suckered Trump With a Fake De-Nuke ‘Breakthrough’

 

By dismantling a missile engine test site, the North Koreans are giving up something that they no longer need and something that can be quickly and relatively easily reconstituted.

 

Just weeks after President Donald J. Trump's encounter with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, North Korea has started dismantling the very same rocket engine testing apparatus that enabled it to develop its intercontinental-range ballistic missiles.

 

At the press conference following their meeting, Trump announced that Kim had given him his word that he would dismantle this site. Now, Kim has followed through.

 

This is cause for celebration and proof that Trump is succeeding in denuclearizing North Korea where his predecessors failed, right?

 

Well, not quite.

 

The details matter in assessing the value of what North Korea is apparently giving up, which is a missile engine test stand on its western coast, at a well-known site called the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (and sometimes Tongchang-ri).

 

A test stand is effectively a large concrete-and-metal apparatus that allows North Korea's missile engineers to mount large engines and test-fire them before they're mounted on a live missile. It's an essential piece of equipment for any space launch or ballistic missile program.

 

But what the successful flight-tests of those missiles showed us last year was that North Korea had cleared the developmental hurdle that would make a site like the one it's now disassembling useful.

 

In short, they're giving up something that they no longer need and something that can be quickly and relatively easily reconstituted should Kim decide that he would need to conduct further testing of these large missile engines.

 

Unsurprisingly, U.S. intelligence agencies assessed last week that the test stand could be put back together in a matter of months at most and that the site is no longer critical in North Korea’s ability to serial produce large liquid fuel missiles.

 

Going back to Singapore, too, it's now become clear with subsequent reporting that Trump's claim that he asked Kim to give up this test stand wasn't how events played out. It was Kim who came prepared to the summit in Singapore with this concession, ready to offer up, knowing that Trump would respond well to a sign that North Korea was willing to give up components of its ballistic missile development program.

 

Source - https://www.thedailybeast.com/kim-jong-un-suckered-trump-with-a-fake-de-nuke-breakthrough?ref=home

 

 

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