PressTV-‘Trump seeks to turn N Korea into a vassal state’

The administration of US President Donald Trump plans to turn North Korea into a vassal state and reassert its domination over Pyongyang, just as it did with Vietnam, an attempt that will likely fail, says an American political analyst.

“The US wants to not only denuclearize the Korean Peninsula but disarm the North and make it a vassal state of the [US] empire,” said Dennis Etler, a former professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California.

“What they envision is converting the DPRK into a Northeast Asian version of Vietnam. The US wants to use its rapprochement with the DPRK in the same way it is trying to use Vietnam as a surrogate for its anti-China policies in Southeast Asia,” Etler told Press TV on Monday.

“What Trump and his handlers are attempting to do is a long-shot, with very little hope of success,” he added.

“Negotiations will most likely stretch out over an extended period of time placing the whole…

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