Report Warns of N. Korea Nuclear Threat Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

U.S. intelligence: North Korea won't give up nukes

"We continue to assess that North Korea is unlikely to give up all of its nuclear weapons and production capabilities, even as it seeks to negotiate partial denuclearization steps to obtain key U.S. and global concessions", Coats said in the "Worldwide Threat Assessment" report.

The worldwide threats hearing is generally the one time during the year that all the heads of major usa intelligence agencies testify in public about the threats facing the nation.

Pyongyang "is committed to developing a long-range nuclear-armed missile that would pose a direct threat to the United States", she said.

"The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran, " Trump tweeted.

"Foreign cyber criminals will continue to conduct for-profit, cyber-enabled theft and extortion against US networks", the 2019 intelligence assessment said.

However, the growing alliance between Beijing and Moscow was the clearest and most imminent danger, according to...

Trump said the only thing holding Iran back is its "crashing" economy. He contended Iran was still testing "Rockets" and, added, "Be careful of Iran". He said afterwards that the two sides had made "a lot of progress" on denuclearization.

All of Iran's nuclear research since past year, Coats continued, has been carried out within the limits of the deal, despite the regime's buildup of its conventional military capabilities. But they outlined a clear and imminent danger from China, whose practices in trade and technology anger the U.S. president.

Mr Trump also launched a diplomatic push to improve relations with North Korea, meeting the country's leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore last June to discuss denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Both Democratic and Republican party officials were targets of cyberattacks or misinformation, US officials said.

Their first summit a year ago ended with a vague agreement that contained few concrete goals and deadlines.

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Both proposals are likely to fail to reach the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 53-47 majority. Trump said late on Wednesday that he would delay his address, which had been slated for January 29.

Hemingway agreed with York regarding Russian Federation and China, acknowledging how they were "linked together as the same threat" - and thus represented a bigger threat to the U.S.

Earlier this week, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan said the USA and the Taliban had agreed in principle for a framework to talks that could end the almost 20-year war.

"As both the DPRK and the USA are expressing satisfaction, and their working-level negotiations have begun in the earnest, we expect denuclearization talks to get a push", Suh added.

China poses a serious and growing threat to the United States, particularly in the field of technology, US intelligence leaders told a Senate hearing January 29. His testimony often contradicted Trump's past assertions.

The intelligence community's "worldwide threat assessment" determined that it was "unlikely" that North Korea would dismantle all of its nuclear weapons program.

North Korean state media outlets have been pitching a "state-first principle" recently in an indication that leader Kim Jong-un is trying to unite people with calls for loyalty to the country, rather than to the supreme leader, analysts said Tuesday.

FILE - CIA Director Gina Haspel testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 29, 2019.

It also warned of a growing alignment between China and Russian Federation, saying their relationship "is likely to strengthen in the coming year as some of their interests and threat perceptions converge, particularly regarding perceived USA unilateralism and interventionism and Western promotion of democratic values and human rights".

Trump previously indicated that Daesh had been defeated, and as a result he would be withdrawing the 2,000-strong American forces stationed in Syria. But it still commands thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria, he said, and maintains eight branches, more than a dozen networks and attracts thousands of supporters around the world.

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