An American official added that Kim is worried that any unintentional movement of his military units will raise the tension that will lead to the summit. He issued specific orders that the forces remain in place in passive status, without any indication that they are moving on the field. His goal was to ensure that existing military confidence-building measures are maintained, especially in the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea, in order to help him convince Trump to eliminate sanctions against the regime
unpopular orders of the North Korean leader and the subsequent failure to convince Trump agreeing to a partial abolition of sanctions without switching to denuclearization underlined the US assessment that Kim believed that he could convince Trump to agree. "He underestimated the President," said the official.
The North Korean forces subsequently returned to their normal deployment status. The orders did not apply to rocket and nuclear objects, which are always under strict control of Kim, according to the official. Orders issued by Kim before the summit would significantly reduce the ability of subordinate units to suddenly shoot their weapons. The United States has not seen any evidence that North Korea intends to provoke any provocation through its usual forces, suggesting that Kim's order may have been more relevant to his concern for a sudden mistake in this area. . now they do not see any evidence that Kim plans to launch any satellite or rocket, or nuclear tests, which the entire United States will consider as a major provocation. Its priorities appear to receive relief from the United States and seek to establish more economic ties with South Korea, essentially splitting South Korean President Ms. Ying-yi from the US position on denuclearization.
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the United Headquarters of Headquarters, said on Tuesday that the US would be "ready to respond" if Kim canceled the course to reduce tension and broke out the crisis on the peninsula.
"I can not predict what the President can decide if Kim Jong-un does not keep his word, but I can tell you in terms of readiness that we are ready to respond in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or crisis situations on the peninsula "He added after meeting with the South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Koon-Do.
Several US officials have noted recent construction and on-site maintenance activities, but now they do not see any instructions for preparing for the launch of the satellite, and other steps should be taken before this can happen.
"In all sincerity, we had no problems with we are still focused on the knowledge and important tasks associated with combined command and control, "added Dunford.
The United States views Kim as a" rational actor "
Official representative Defense has emphasized that the United States continues to consider Kim as "raccoon." native actor "who still intends to maintain power over his military commanders.
Until now, the United States has not seen any sign that North Korea is a transition to denuclearization.
" Their activities that we have been observing do not answer. denuclearization, "said General Robert Abrams, commander of the US troops in Korea last week.
US intelligence estimates that construction work that restores the satellite launch facility in Tongan-ry can in the future enable the regime to launch a satellite for a long-term missile, but they do not believe that Kim plans to launch immediately, because he still wants to help sanction.
Similarly, the United States also monitors activities on other issues, such as nuclear energy in Yunbion, but they do not believe that North Korea is close to launching missiles or nuclear testing on the ground. Although officials caution the test can take place in a short time.
This assessment is supported by the "extraordinary amount" of detailed information collected by the United States, the official said.
However, as long as the North can at some point free up the ballistic missile of long-range rading that the United States may not be able to detect before launching, the nuclear deal is vital to US defense.
The United States also believes that North Korea is now testing its weapons from the eyes of US satellites. "It's very difficult for us to see this," the official said.
General Abrams also warned the Congress about the need to raise assets for information collection if the voltage will increase again. "When we look at the future, because conditions may change if they change negatively, our position, our position is not adequate to provide us with a firm look to give us an early warning and indicators," he said.
does not believe Kim is close to any decision to resume testing if they believe that he will initially talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping
. is launched, even though the United States believes that China, in particular, does not comply strictly with sanctions against North Korea. At the same time, Kim continues to seek concessions from South Korea – actually trying to split the Moon from Trump.