The US may be getting ready to offer North Korea a little bit of wiggle room in its demands that Pyongyang scrap its nuclear weapons program. That's as diplomat rush to prepare for the next big summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. US Special envoy Stephen Biegun dropped some hints during a speech at Stanford University on Thursday.
>> Nothing in today's circumstances necessarily guarantees that we will be successful. However, today we differ in both situation and approach from the past.>> Biegun laid out demands that Washington has made before including that North Korea provide a list of all its weapons. But he also hinted at how the US may look for a way forward with the North, Reuters' Josh Smith in Seoul explains.
>> Biegan said that on the agenda for some of his talks with the North Korean officials will be. What Seoul called corresponding measures the United States might be willing to take in response to North Korea. Potentially giving up at least some parts of its nuclear weapons or ballistic missile programs.
This has been a key sticking point with North Korea complaining that the United States has not shown any kind of reciprocity to the measures that it says it has taken so far.>> In his speech, Biegun also appeared to break news, saying Pyongyang had earlier promised US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.
To shut down its uranium and plutonium enrichment sites, although some say there's reason to be skeptical for the time being.>> So far we've only heard that from South Korean and American officials and so many observers will be very closely watching to see what Kim Jong Un says during his meeting with Trump.
>> There's still no news on exactly when or where the Trump-Kim summit will be held. Although the president told reporters on Thursday that he's getting ready to make the announcement early next week.