Last month, Pompeo became the first known US official to meet with Kim, where he helped lay the groundwork for the upcoming meeting with Trump.
The US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Susan Thornton, was speaking in Tokyo on Tuesday in a seminar organized by the Wall Street Journal.
The North wanted to ensure Kim's "absolute power" and its model of hereditary succession, he added, and would oppose intrusive inspections as they "would be viewed as a process of breaking down Kim Jong Un's absolute power in front of the eyes of ordinary North Koreans and elites".
She said the top priority of the summit will be denuclearization.
North Korea, which is believed to manage a vast subterranean network in part to frustrate US and South Korean spies and military planners, probably has other locations that could house tests.
While other more substantial facilities remain intact, the satellite imagery "provided the first definitive evidence that dismantlement of the test site was already well underway", 38 North said in its analysis.
The reclusive state also released three U.S. citizens imprisoned in North Korea as newly confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pyongyang for a second time last week to prepare for Donald Trump's upcoming summit. "This would set up a complicated situation wherein North Korea was taking actions that we would normally applaud, but without any verification".
After their April 27 meeting, Kim and Moon issued a vague vow for the "complete" denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
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The site remains open, although no USA nuclear tests have been carried out since 1992. This is what y consider to be experts of 38North specialized page following material obtained on May 7, approximately one week after Kim Jong-Un announced closure of base where six nuclear tests have been carried out. Seoul's Ministry of Unification said Tuesday that Pyongyang had invited eight South Korean reporters to the event.
More explosions would be unnecessarily risky, but there are steps North Korea could take to make the shutdown more credible and safe, said Suh Kune-yull, professor of nuclear energy systems engineering at Seoul National University.
Some experts and officials speculate that Washington and Pyongyang have agreed in principle to the North's full denuclearization in return for security guarantees for the Kim regime. In 2008, global journalists looked on as a water cooling tower at a facility called Yongbyon was destroyed.
With North Korea, however, there can be no trust.
"That's our objective, that's the end state the President has laid out, and that's the mission that he sent me on this past week to put us on the trajectory to go achieve that".
Roh Jae-cheon, spokesman for South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, said South Korea's military had seen signs that North Korea is conducting "preparatory work" so that it can carry out its plans to shut down its northeastern testing ground.
She cited an August 2017 memo by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that prosecutors had filed in the case. The judge there is weighing a similar request to dismiss a tax- and bank-fraud case against him.
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Also at 67 was Keith Mitchell, who only got into the tournament Wednesday when Paul Casey had to withdraw with an injury. And he putted like he was fed up with not seeing enough go in. "The greens were receptive, they're rolling flawless ".