- Kim Jong un is planning to meet with Donald Trump at a summit next month
- North Korea announced a halt to all atomic and missile tests ahead of the meet
- Some former CIA agents are skeptical about North Korea’s intentions
- Intelligence agents believe North Korea has the capability to strike the US
North Korea has promised to end all its atomic and missile tests – but experts warned last night that the dramatic pledge may mean the rogue state has already perfected its nuclear weapons system.
Dictator Kim Jong Un’s surprise announcement comes prior to a planned summit with President Donald Trump next month.
But while some have greeted the offer as a welcome sign of peace, a leading ex-CIA analyst said the Communist despot may have already achieved his ambition of creating a weapons system capable of hitting any target in the US.
Kim Jong un, pictured, surprised the world announcing an end to atomic and missile tests
The North Korean dictator is believed to be preparing for a summit with Donald Trump
Donald Trump, pictured, has welcomed North Korea’s announcement to stop testing missiles
The analyst – who asked to remain unnamed – said: ‘Kim Jong Un is ready to end tests simply because he doesn’t need them any more.’
Urging President Trump not to overlook North Korea’s horrendous human rights record in the coming talks, the expert added: ‘There is no sign that Kim is ready to make any concessions on human rights or to relax his dictatorship.’
And Ben Silberstein, University of Pennsylvania expert on North Korea, said there was nothing in Kim’s statement indicating a willingness to give up his missiles.
He added: ‘On the contrary, the tone of the message is one of confidence and strength.’
The British Government welcomed the announcement, saying: ‘We hope this indicates an effort to negotiate in good faith.’