Official: US to present North Korea with timeline, 'specific asks'

Official: US to present North Korea with timeline, 'specific asks'
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The U.S. will present Pyongyang with a timeline that includes "specific asks" following President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit MORE's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to Reuters. 

“We’ll know pretty soon if they’re going to operate in good faith or not,” an official told the news agency. “There will be specific asks and there will be a specific timeline when we present the North Koreans with our concept of what implementation of the summit agreement looks like.”


The official's comments follow remarks from Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoNoem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event Poll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis Pence v. Biden on China: Competing but consistent visions MORE, who revealed last week that he would travel back to North Korea to work out more details of the commitment made at the summit between the two leaders earlier this month. 

The Trump administration is in the process of negotiating the terms, and the Pentagon announced on Friday it would indefinitely suspend two training exercises with South Korea. 

North Korea has also participated in the negotiation process, returning the remains of 200 U.S. or allied service members lost in the Korean War, according to Trump. 

The president praised his North Korean counterpart on Saturday, saying the two leaders work well together. 

"We have a good chemistry together," Trump said. "We have a great chairman, Kim, we have great chemistry."

Despite the president's positive remarks, the White House said on Friday that North Korea is still an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the U.S. 
“The existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the Government of North Korea continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,” the White House said in a routine notice to Congress.