Denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the U.S. hit a roadblock after the summit in Vietnam ended abruptly with no joint statement being released. Pyongyang's state media earlier addressed him by using a new title of "supreme representative", spawning speculation over a possible constitutional revision to expand Kim's power.
Until earlier this year, North Korea had called for United Nations sanctions, aimed at thwarting its nuclear and ballistic missile ambition, to be lifted, while claiming that it has started to take concrete measures toward denuclearization.
Russian Federation and China have supported Trump's efforts, though they have appealed for him to adopt a "double-freeze" approach through which the USA would suspend all joint exercises with South Korea in exchange for North Korea suspending nuclear tests.
The United States is considering suspending certain sanctions on North Korea for 12 to 18 months in exchange for the dismantling of the entire nuclear weapons programme, including a main nuclear production facility, a source privy to White House talks said on Thursday.
The Hwasong-14, another North Korean ICBM tested in mid-2017, was also mentioned in the report, and said to be capable of reaching "most" of the U.S. mainland, given its 10,000km+ (6250 mile) range.
North Korea has frozen missile and nuclear bomb testing since 2017 but US officials believe it has expanded its arsenal by continuing to produce bomb fuel and missiles.
U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands before their bilateral meeting during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019.
United Nations inspectors to verify Iran’s claim it has broken nuclear deal
Japan, which has built amiable ties with Iran , has supported the nuclear deal as a way to promote stability in the Middle East . Germany , France, Britain, Russia and China are trying to keep the deal alive amid heightened tension between the USA and Iran .
The move, according to the source, is important as it will allow both North Korea and the USA to build trust and confidence.
"It's calling for recognition that the decades-long effort to try and prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them failed", he said.
Pyongyang's capacity to strike anywhere in the mainland United States with its Hwaesong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile was confirmed this week in a defense white paper from the United States Forces Korea.
"The potential offer would see the suspension of UN Security Council sanctions restricting North Korea's exports of coal and textiles", the report said.
The report also calls for offering some sanctions relief and economic engagement in exchange for North Korean improvement on security issues, illicit transnational activities and human rights.
"He said that report is completely false, so there is no truth to that".
"He encouraged the U.S.to be flexible, meet the DPRK halfway by lifting some sanctions in due course and doing other things, and find ways to resolve each other's concerns through dialogue". "And unfortunately, I think the opportunity of negotiating with Kim Jong Un directly has so far been wasted".