North Korea: No Summit If U.S. Demands Unilateral Denuclearization
North Korea threatened to pull out of next month’s summit with the United States over demands that it agree to immediate and unilateral denuclearization.
In a statement Wednesday from North Korea’s First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan, Pyongyang accused the U.S. of jeopardizing the current détente with unrealistic demands and “unbridled remarks.”
Gwan pointed specifically to commentary from White House National Security Advisor John Bolton, who has repeatedly called for using a “Libya-style” denuclearization model for North Korea.
“High-ranking officials of the White House and the Department of State including Bolton, White House national security adviser, are letting loose the assertions of so-called Libya mode of nuclear abandonment,” Gwan said.
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