US Vice President Mike Pence has warned that North Korea could end up like Libya if Kim Jong-un does not cooperate with the United Sates and give up nuclear weapons.
“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 said on Monday in an interview with Fox News.
“It would be a great mistake for Kim Kim Jong-un to think he could play Donald Trump,” Pence said, adding that Trump would walk away from the talks if they prove unproductive.
“But we hope for better. We really hope that Kim Kim Jong-un will seize the opportunity to dismantle his nuclear weapons program, and do so by peaceable means,” he said.
On Sunday, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the United States was looking at using the so-called “Libya model” as a way of forcing Pyongyang to surrender its nuclear weapons.