Kazianis on CNBC: The North Koreans "Don't Have any Intention of Denuclearizing".

FILE- U.S. National security adviser John Bolton said Sunday the U.S. has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year

In the weeks since, Trump has repeatedly claimed that North Korea has "blown up" multiple nuclear testing sites.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration is expanding the capabilities of United States nuclear weapons, asking Congress last month to approve the conversion of some high-yield W76-1 warheads to the smaller W76-2 version.

However, she did not address mounting doubts surrounding commitments Kim Jong-un made during his historic summit with Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet with North Korean officials this week to continue negotiations - even as news reports citing the USA intelligence community say that North Korea does not intend to abandon its nuclear arsenal.

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday talks with North Korea were "going well" as US officials seek to reach an agreement with Pyongyang over a denuclearisation plan.

The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency is also reportedly circulating an internal assessment that North Korea does not intend to engage in full denuclearization.

North Korea has consistently refused in past rounds of failed negotiations to provide an inventory of its weapons program and US intelligence remains uncertain of how many nuclear warheads North Korea has. And it is to North Korea's advantage to dismantle very quickly.

There have been reports Kim's regime has failed to honor its denuclearization pledge after the meeting.

South Korea media reported on Sunday that USA envoy Sung Kim, the American ambassador to the Philippines, met with North Korean officials at the border on Sunday to coordinate an agenda for Pompeo's next visit to North Korea.

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AXIOS reported the two leaders could possibly meet again in New York City during the fall when world leaders are expected to pour into town for the U.N General Assembly.

US officials also said they were not convinced that North Korea was stopping missile production and testing.

Trump has touted the agreement in campaign-style rallies despite criticism by arms-control experts that the lack of a clear implementation framework makes it easy for Kim to exploit. "Let them discuss these issues and see exactly where there might be room for progress or where we find there is no room at all". "The weapons must be disassembled by the people who assembled them", Hecker's group said.

The first of the lower-level post-summit meetings between the United States and North Korea began July 1, when officials from both countries met in the village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone.

This source said that they are unaware of any new projects the North Koreans may be working on, but reiterated that "they have given nothing up".

The Stanford team has proposed a 10-year roadmap, based on its belief that "North Korea will not give up its weapons and its weapons program until its security can be assured".

Tensions have calmed significantly, culminating in Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last month.

North Korea has repeatedly threatened to attack the US after decades of hostility and suspicion since the 1950-53 Korean War closed with a ceasefire.

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