North Korea takes aim at John Bolton as it threatens to scrap Trump summit over nuclear demands Telegraph ^ | 16 May 2018 | Ben Riley-Smith, US Editor and Nicola Smith, Asia correspondent  Posted on 5/16/2018, 4:24:30 AM by TigerLikesRooster North Korea takes aim at John Bolton as it threatens to scrap Trump summit over nuclear demands

North Korea takes aim at John Bolton as it threatens to scrap Trump summit over nuclear demands
Telegraph ^ | 16 May 2018 | Ben Riley-Smith, US Editor and Nicola Smith, Asia correspondent 

Posted on 5/16/2018, 4:24:30 AM by TigerLikesRooster

North Korea takes aim at John Bolton as it threatens to scrap Trump summit over nuclear demands

By Ben Riley-Smith, US Editor and Nicola Smith, Asia correspondent

16 May 2018 • 5:57am

Donald Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong-un has been thrown into uncertainty as North Korea warned it could be cancelled over US military exercises and if Washington presses ahead with its demand for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arsenal.

Kim Kye-gwan, North Korea’s deputy foreign minister, warned on Wednesday that Pyongyang was not interested in talks that would pressure the rogue state to “unilaterally” give up its nuclear programme, taking aim at “unbridled remarks” by John Bolton, the US national security adviser, and other high-ranking White House officials.

In a statement issued by the North Korean Central News Agency [KCNA], Mr Kim took issue in particular with Mr Bolton’s references to the so-called Libya model of nuclear abandonment and his statements on “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation.”

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