US President Donald Trump has said he would not pursue a so-called “Libya model” to denuclearize North Korea, a model that Pyongyang has singled out in the past as a source of its distrust for Washington.
On Tuesday, North Korea threatened to cancel the summit set for June 12 in Singapore between its leader Kim Jung-un and Trump, blaming US demands for “unilateral nuclear abandonment.”
Washington will “have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-US summit in light of this provocative military” said the North’s official news agency KCNA.
That was a reference to comments made by US National Security Advisor John Bolton, who said he was thinking of employing a similar plan to what the US and its allies did by dismantling Libya’s weapons of mass destruction starting in 2003.
The White House has “very much in mind the Libya model from 2003, 2004,” he said, a process that saw former Libyan…