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As reported by NBC, a report by the CIA is warning that North Korea has no intention of denuclearizing their nation, casting a shadow over the upcoming US-North Korea summit, where President Trump has the express goal of convincing North Korea to eliminate its nuclear arsenal.

A new U.S. intelligence assessment has concluded that North Korea does not intend to give up its nuclear weapons any time soon, three U.S. officials told NBC News “” a finding that conflicts with recent statements by President Donald Trump that Pyongyang intends to do so in the future.  In an odd twist, a list of potential concessions by North Korea in the CIA analysis included the possibility that Kim Jong Un may consider offering to open a Western hamburger franchise in Pyongyang as a show of goodwill, according to three national security officials.  It suggests Kim is interested in a peaceful gesture to an American president whose love of fast-food burgers is well known “” and who, during the 2016 campaign, had said he wanted to talk nukes over a burger with the North Korean leader.

“If the North Koreans don’t agree in a joint statement that lays out denuclearization “” that is, getting rid of their nuclear weapons, having them put under control by international elements “” then I don’t think we are going to go very far,” Chris Hill, a former ambassador to South Korea, said Tuesday on MSNBC.

 – NBC