National security expert weighs in on the United States and North Korea summit

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The upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea may now be on again. President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un were supposed to meet in Singapore on June 12th, now less than three weeks away.

American and North Korean officials are scrambling to revive the historic meeting. President Trump had abruptly canceled it last week.  North Korea hinted at canceling over military drill conducted by the U.S. and South Korea before Trump’s announcement. 

National security expert Ryan Vogel from Utah Valley University joined us on Good Morning Utah to answer a few questions.  

Vogel says Senior North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, is traveling to talk to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in New York later this week.

However, senior officials have reported that the CIA has concluded that North Korea does not intend to give up its nuclear program, the Trump Administration’s stated goal for the talks.

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