President Donald Trump promised after his Singapore summit with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un that the country was going to shut down its nuclear program. The United Nation’s has now found reason to believe the country is not fulfilling that promise.
A new report from the U.N. suggests that North Korea “has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions including by ‘a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products.’”
The report, obtained by The Associated Press also finds:
“A summary of the report by experts monitoring U.N. sanctions against North Korea, which was sent to the Security Council Friday night… said North Korea is also violating sanctions by transferring coal at sea and flouting an arms embargo and financial sanctions.”
This isn’t the first time a report has suggested that North Korea’s program is continuing. Satellite images obtained by CNN clearly show that the country is actually increasing its nuclear capabilities with upgrades to its current facilities.
Trump promised that he saved the United States from nuclear war with the country. The President offered no insight into how his meeting with Kim Jong Un would deliver on that promise.
The “agreement” signed by Trump and Jong Un showed no concrete promises between the United States and North Korea. In the days that followed, Trump claimed a major victory for America without providing any type of guarantees.
Making matters worse, Jong Un’s foreign ministry started feuding with the United States following the meeting. After Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited with North Korea’s officials, Kim Jong Un’s people said the U.S. engaged in a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization” and called it “deeply regrettable.”
If the United Nations report is correct, Trump’s summit was a complete disaster as many analysts have previously noted.
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.