May 15 2018 03:19 p
The United States has demanded that North Korea remove its nuclear weapons outside its territory as a condition for lifting sanctions.
Washington, according to US national security adviser John Bolton, said North Korea must remove its nuclear weapons as a precondition for lifting sanctions.
In an interview with ABC News, Bolton reviewed the steps that North Korea must take before Washington lifts sanctions.
"North Korea's nuclear disarmament process involves the removal of uranium and plutonium processing capabilities, with the abandonment of ballistic missiles, a few months before the lifting of sanctions," he said, adding that
North Korea's nuclear weapons could be transferred to the weapons of mass destruction Comprehensive in Tennessee; to get rid of them there.
North Korea has said it will close the nuclear tunnel it used to conduct nuclear tests between May 23-25, as part of steps ahead of a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in June to discuss Pyongyang's nuclear weapons.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the move, but it seems that the move is not enough for Washington, which wants to make sure Pyongyang already wants to get rid of all its weapons of mass destruction.
North Korea says it does not need nuclear weapons if its regime obtains security guarantees from the United States.