rth Korea's weapons program could be dismantled within a year. That's according to White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, who told CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, that with Pyongyang's cooperation to US could move quickly.>> Physically, we would be able to dismantle the overwhelming bulk of their programs within a year.
>> The goal a stark difference estimates of experts. Stanford University professor Siegfried Hecker visited the Yongbyon facility in 2010. He predicted it would take around ten years to dismantle a substantial part of that sight alone. Siegfried Hecker, furthermore US intelligence agencies are unsure of the exact number of nuclear warheads North Korea has.
What's also unknown is whether North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will actually give up his nuclear arsenal. He and President Donald Trump agreed at the summit last month to work toward denuclearization. But on Saturday, the Washington Post reported that US intelligence officials believes Pyongyang is looking for ways to hide its weapons.
Bolton refused to comment on the report, but said they're well aware of North Korea's record.>> We know exactly what the risks are of them using negotiations to drag out. The length of time they have to continue their Nuclear Chemical Biological Weapons Programs and ballistic missiles.>> Bolton said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to discuss the US plan to dismantle the weapons program with Pyongyang soon.