(16.5.2018) That hasn’t stopped North Korean first vice foreign minister Kim Kye-gwan from accusing the U.S. of trying to “drive us into a corner.” In a press statement, Kim said, “prior to the DPRK-U.S. summit, unbridled remarks provoking the other side of dialogue are recklessly made in the U.S. and I am totally disappointed as these constitute extremely unjust behavior.” He specifically took aim at National Security Adviser John Bolton and his “assertions of so-called Libya mode of nuclear abandonment.”
Der Angriff der USA, Großbritanniens und Frankreichs auf Libyen im Jahr 2011 hatte schlimme Folgen. Islamistische Milizen und Warlords bekriegen einander. Ein staatliches Gewaltmonopol existiert nicht
There’s a clear line here: Bolton’s Libya talk sets expectations for Trump, who slips up and threatens North Korea with regime change, which leads to Pence defending Trump, which leads to North Korea lashing out, which leads to Trump canceling the summit. The dysfunction within this administration in the lead-up to this meeting ultimately brought the summit crashing down.
The North Koreans, in the meantime, have kept their position static and have been more than willing to communicate what they were willing to offer up; not once did any authoritative North Korean statement indicate any interest in denuclearization as the White House imagined it.
„You know, there was some talk of the Libyan model last week. And as the president made clear, this will only end like the Libyan model ended if Kim Jong Un doesn’t make a deal,“ Pence told Martha MacCallum on Fox News.
„It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong Un to think he could play Donald Trump,“ Pence said, adding that there is no question Trump would be willing to walk away from the talks if they prove unproductive.
With the prospect of the summit between North Korea and the U.S. under a cloud,…. President Donald Trump veered away from the idea of applying the „Libyan model“ in denuclearizing North Korea… contradicting recent comments made by his national security adviser John Bolton.