Knowing U.S. HIGHLY UNLIKELY.
"Talks, not 'negotiations' with North Korea: President Donald Trump's willingness to chat with Kim Jong Un shouldn't be construed as anything more than that."
https://nsnbc.me/2018/03/09/88006/ "A policy of de-escalation between the USA and the DPRK is not unprecedented. In fact Pyongyang’s hard line approach on the development of nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons came only after the breakdown of the previous rapprochement in the 1990s. In 1994, the administration of President Bill Clinton and North Korea signed an “Agreed Framework” that froze Pyongyang’s nuclear programme and aimed to normalise US-North Korean relations. The rapprochement, however, reached a dead end in 2002 when President George W. Bush launched his “you are either with us or you are with the enemy” policy.
Under the terms of the 1994 framework, Pyongyang agreed to freeze and ultimately dismantle its nuclear programme in exchange for “the full normalization of political and economic relations with the United States”. This mean that by 2003, a US-led consortium would build two light-water nuclear reactors in North Korea to compensate for the loss of nuclear power; Until then, the US would supply the north with 500,000 tons per year of heavy fuel; The US would lift sanctions, remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, and normalise the political relationship, which is still subject to the terms of the 1953 Korean War armistice; And finally, both sides would provide “formal assurances” against the threat or use of nuclear weapons.
However, in 1998, US officials involved in the implementation of the agreement testified to Congress that both the US and the International Atomic Energy Agency were satisfied that there had been “no fundamental violation of any aspect of the Framework Agreement” by North Korea. However, back-paddling on its own pledges when the U.S. observed a surprisingly compliant and cooperative North Korea, Washington failed to follow through on all of the above points."
U.S. foreign policy guarantees other countries actually have nukes not to end up mincemeat like Iraq, Libya, Syria.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48933.htm "In other words, the DPRK is saying — reasonably — we’ll get rid of our nukes but only if you promise not to invade us. That guarantee would have to be issued by two countries: South Korea and the United States."
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