Calling on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, Kang stressed that unilateral disarmament of the DPRK would not be practical and that a “gradual” and “synchronous” approach with “gradual” negotiations would be a more reasonable path to the future, referring to the joint statement between the UNITED STATES and the DPRK, signed at the Singapore summit.  The DPRK has identified eight or more different types of measures in your part of the agreement; a moratorium on missile/nuclear testing, the dismantling of nuclear test and sohae satellite launch sites, the closure of an intercontinental missile assembly site near Pyongyang, the return of the remains of 55 US soldiers killed during the Korean War, the removal of anti-US propaganda from the country and the release of three US citizens arrested and detained in the DPRK, North Korean action point of the summit. However, the United States has taken only one action to date; the cancellation of joint military exercises between the US and South Korean air forces on the peninsula. If the U.S. were to conclude more of its action points under the Singapore agreement on North Korea`s security concerns, the North Korean government might in turn be ready to take further denuclearization measures.   North Korean Minister Ri Yong-ho claimed that the U.S. has backed down or made no progress on the U.S. side of the Singapore agreement, while claiming that North Korea itself has taken certain steps, including halting nuclear and missile tests and removing a primary nuclear site.  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has asked North Korea to hand over 60 to 70 percent of its nuclear arsenal within six to eight months. However, the DPRK has not yet accepted this proposal.
 North Korea`s foreign minister issued an announcement criticizing unilateral denuclearization, and Ri Yong-ho stressed that it was right to implement “a balanced, simultaneous, and gradual implementation” of the joint statement between the United States and the DPRK.  The joint statement contains four points of action, the first and second point being the renewal of relations between North Korea and the United States, the third point concerns the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the last point, the recovery of American prisoners of war/MIA from the Korean War. Three U.S. nuclear aircraft are currently deployed in South Korea. In addition, North and South Korea, which still do not have a real peace treaty, are still technically at war.  The DPRK asked the US to guarantee the DPRK`s security through a formal declaration aimed at ending the Korean War, in exchange for the end of its nuclear program and the DPRK`s loss of its nuclear weapons.  Doug Bandow, a special assistant to former President Ronald Reagan, proposed that the United States make available to the DPRK a security framework in the form of a peace treaty, in exchange for the DPRK`s end of its nuclear program.  On November 12, 2018, the New York Times reported that “satellite imagery indicates that the North has made a great deception” by proposing to dismantle one launch point and develop sixteen others.