🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: North Korea‚Äôs Fear? Becoming Libya | New York Times

Listened to ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: North Korea‚Äôs Fear? Becoming Libya by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

John R. Bolton, President Trump‚Äôs new national security adviser, has said that negotiations with North Korea should follow ‚Äúthe Libya model.‚ÄĚ Now, North Korea is threatening to call off the planned summit meeting with Mr. Trump. What risks does the Libya model hold for Kim Jong-un?

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‚Äʬ†Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York Times.

Background reading:

‚ÄĘ In¬†a statement¬†released on Wednesday, North Korea‚Äôs vice foreign minister¬†threatened to cancel scheduled talks with President Trump¬†if the United States continues to insist on complete nuclear abandonment.

‚ÄĘ The statement¬†repeatedly cites the example of Libya, whose former leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, agreed in 2003 to forfeit the country‚Äôs nuclear capability in the hope of economic integration with the West. Colonel Qaddafi was captured and killed by rebel forces after the United States and its allies launched airstrikes in Libya in 2011.

‚ÄĘ According to administration and foreign officials, President Trump¬†has been seeking advice from his aides and allies, including from President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, about whether he should proceed with the talks with Kim Jong-un at the risk of political embarrassment.

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