"I always go into the deal anticipating the worst. If you plan for the worst--if you can live with the worst--the good will always take care of itself."
This is a direct quote and listed tactic from Donald Trump's best selling book, The Art of the Deal
Here is what we know regarding North Korea's Nuclear Testing:
- North Korea's nuclear testing site in the Northeast of North Korea called Punggye-ri complex, has been used for six nuclear tests since 2006.
- Some reports have tried to confirm that the site has partially collapsed already but no satellite imagery has been shown to prove this is the case.
- It is possible that the latest nuclear test by North Korea provided ample evidence to the program's leaders that no new testing is required meaning nuclear testing was successful
- One site is just a small part of North Korea's overall nuclear program
- It has several facilities for producing highly enriched uranium and plutonium needed for nuclear weapons
- Included in these are several uranium mines, as well as centrifuges, nuclear reactors and reprocessing facilities at its main nuclear facility - the Yongbyon nuclear complex.
- It also has the means for delivery of a nuclear weapon - an intercontinental ballistic missile program
- There are several mountainous areas that could be used for further underground testing
- The site that is being set aside for purported shutdown has an elaborate system of underground tunnels that escape satellite imagery. Other underground facilities may not be known
- A 1994 Agreement was made whereby North Korea agreed to halt nuclear weapons production in return for fuel and nuclear reactors. Inspectors came in and dismantled some key aspects of the program. After several years in 2002, North Korea announced it was restarting the program and the agreement completely fell apart.
- The only people invited to this "closing ceremony" by North Korea are some unidentified international journalists and South Korean journalists who are not experts on any of this and will only be allowed to take pictures at disclosed locations. No inspectors are invited.
- There are many ways this deal could go awry