"We'll see when that might be scheduled or how it might work out", he told Fox News, adding it was too soon to make a determination on the reports of the North Korean activities. "We have discussed extensively the outlines of the calendar that allow us to do that, and it is doable".
Jong-un and the amount of latitude that the negotiating teams at the working level are entrusted with in order to breathe life into some of these agreements, the state department official said.
It's a position that has taken many observers by surprise given how, in the run-up to the summit, the administration dropped numerous hints it was willing to take a more incremental approach to the talks.
The Ministry of Unification handles relations with North Korea.
The administration's point man on North Korea, Stephen Biegun, said the United States would be prepared to pursue commitments "simultaneously and in parallel" while suggesting there was room for manoeuvres when it came to sanctions.
South Korea's military said it is carefully monitoring North Korean nuclear and missile facilities after the country's spy agency told lawmakers that new activity was detected at a research center where the North is believed to build long-range missiles targeting the USA mainland.
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North Korea's state media on Friday acknowledged for the first time that the summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un last week in Vietnam ended without an agreement.
Without elaborating, Mr Trump said: "We'll let you know in about a year". "That's what we are working for", he said.
"Some of that is an accumulation of the issues we have discussed in the course of our discussions over the first three months of this year".
"In order for our North Korean counterparts to have more latitude, it's clear they are going to have to get direction and space from the top".
"There will necessarily need to be a period of reflection here".
There were also reports that North Korea was restoring part of the Dongchang-ri missile launch site that it had started dismantling past year. But I can't unfortunately use X-ray vision to see what's on the train and tell whether it's a civilian space launch vehicle or a military ICBM, ' North Korea expert Melissa Hanham said.
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On Wednesday, Bolton warned of new sanctions if North Korea did not scrap its weapons program.
Roofs, walls and doors have been put up again at the Tongchang-ri complex, also known as the Sohae satellite launching station.
Less upbeat, Committee member Edward Markey, D-Mass., said he's anxious that future satellite launches at Sohae could help Kim further his work on ballistic missiles to threaten the US and its allies with a nuclear attack.
North Korea has frozen nuclear and missile testing since 2017, and Trump has pointed to this as a positive outcome from almost a year of high-level engagement with North Korea.
Analysts say Pyongyang appears to be ramping up activity at a factory where missiles were produced, as well as rebuilding part of a launch site it had earlier promised to dismantle.
Despite his sanctions talk, there have been signs across Asia that the U.S.
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