American writer and academic James Petras says the United States is planning to destroy North Korea like Libya, and to avoid such a fate Pyongyang should not submit to Washington’s dictates and strengthen its ties with China, Russia and Iran.
On Wednesday, North Korean General Kim Yong-chol arrived in New York to hold talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The former spy chief is a trusted adviser to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, playing a pivotal role in preparations for a historic summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump.
Trump’s policy on North Korea, like so much of his presidency, has been shrouded in secrecy and confusion.
On May 24, Trump announced that he was calling off the summit with the North Korean leader that was scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore.
Next day, however, he indicated the summit could go ahead as planned after welcoming a conciliatory statement from Pyongyang, which said it…