North Korea’s recent threat to abandon détente with the United States shows that Pyongyang has become aware of US President Donald Trump’s real intentions, says an academic in New York.
James Petras, a retired Bartle Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University, made the remarks on Wednesday, after Pyongyang censured Washington’s rhetoric over the possible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan took issue with recent comments by Trump’s hawkish security adviser, John Bolton, who has called for a “Libyan model” of nuclear disarmament as well as “complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement.”
The process began in 2003 and saw former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi make a full disclosure about the weapons programs his country was running.
To show its seriousness about leaving the talks, the North also cancelled a high-level meeting with the South.
“The US statements…