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US wants 'major North Korea disarmament' by 2020

IANS  |  Seoul 

The US hopes to see "major disarmament" by by the end of 2020, of State says.

His comments came on Wednesday, a day after an unprecedented meeting between and North Korean leader in

In a statement agreed to work towards "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".

But the document has been criticised for lacking details on when or how would give up its weapons.

Speaking in South Korea, where he discussed the outcome of the summit, said there was still "a great deal of work to do" with North Korea, reported.

But he added: "Major .. We're hopeful that we can achieve that in the two and half years."

He said he was confident understood the need for verification that it was dismantling its nuclear programme.

His comments come after Trump declared that was no longer a nuclear threat, insisting "everybody can now feel much safer".

The credibility of that claim is in doubt. That is because under the deal, the North retains its nuclear warheads, the missiles to launch them and has not agreed to any specific process to get rid of them.



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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 01:32 IST