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- The White House is looking at Libya as one example of how it will handle potential negotiations with North Korea on dismantling its nuclear program, John Bolton, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, said this on Sunday. Though experts say the Libya model is not ideal for such discussion.
- Late and former libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi agreed to abandon his nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief in the early 2000s before he was killed by rebels backed by Washington.
- Analysts said that North Korea say Pyongyang often cites Gadhafi’s case to show that only nuclear weapons can deter the United States in the long-term to ensure the survival of the Kim Jong Un regime.
- President Donald Trump’s national security adviser seems to use the Libya case as an example of how North Korea might develop the trust of international partners. This came to play few days after after Kim committed to the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during a historic summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
- Mr Bolton also said the super—nice thing that Libya did that led us to overcome our skepticism was that they allowed American and British observers into all their nuclear related sites. So it wasn’t a question of relying on international mechanisms. Libyans were seen in ways they have never seen before probably they were in best frame of mind.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (left) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right)
- Pompeo and Bolton said it’s of best interest and have made it clear that a major factor in determining the success of a Kim-Trump summit — which would be the first meeting between a sitting US President and a North Korean leader — will be whether both sides can develop a modicum of trust between each other.
- The secretary of state became the highest ranking US government official to ever meet Kim over Easter weekend, traveling to Pyongyang where the two discussed the upcoming talks, Pompeo said Sunday. We have a long history of negotiating with North Korea. Repeatedly, they have taken actions only to find that those promises proved false or unworthy or they were incapable of keeping them.
- The US secretary of state became the highest ranking US government official to ever meet Kim. We have a long history of negotiating with North Korea. “They have repeatedly taken actions only to find that those promises proved false or unworthy or they were incapable of keeping them”, said Pompeo.
- The summit ended with Moon and Kim agreeing to the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula and the formal end of the Korean War, a conflict that is still technically ongoing as hostilities ended with a truce rather than a treaty.