The United States will soon present a timeline to North Korea with "specific asks" of Pyongyang after a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a senior U.S. defense official said.
"There will be specific asks and there will be a specific timeline when we present the North Koreans with our concept of what implementation of the summit agreement looks like", the official said earlier this month.
Last week, China hosted North Korea's Kim.
"We hope that we will have an ongoing process of making progress", Pompeo said Sunday.
Children are indoctrinated to beware of Americans, and while the Kim regime is talking less about the need for nuclear weapons, it's said little about denuclearization - the action the U.S. wants.
This comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would travel back to the Korean peninsula to discuss further details of the joint accord.
Pompeo himself told reporters the day after the Singapore summit Washington hoped to achieve "major disarmament" by North Korea within Trump's current term, which ends on January 20, 2021.
Despite the rapprochement, North Korea's dire human rights situation remains a sore point that is apparently still off the agenda for talks.
"We'll know pretty soon if they're going to operate in good faith or not", the official told reporters travelling with James Mattis, the U.S. defence secretary, on a trip to Asia.
The U.S.is set to give North Korea a specific timeline to complete denuclearization, while outlining specific requests.
"Any statements by DoD personnel regarding the DPRK are exclusively in reference to the military aspects of the negotiations", White added, mentioning the "indefinite suspension of major exercises or logistical support for the dignified transfer of remains".
Tens of thousands pump their fists in the air and chant at Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square, in North Korea on June 27, 2017 to mark what North Korea calls "the day of struggle against USA imperialism". But he insisted that he found Kim "unequivocal" in his statements that he is prepared to denuclearize, a first for the North Korean regime.
File image of United States president Donald Trump met Kim Jong-un in SIngapore.