In the first statement after his dismissal .. Bolton rebukes Trump on one case[/rtl]
[rtl]Date: 2019/10/1 9:05 • 124 times read[/rtl]
Former US national security adviser John Bolton has chosen to criticize President Donald Trump and his policy on North Korea.
A few days ago, Trump suddenly announced the dismissal of Bolton, a prominent hawk in the US administration, amid differences over dealing with foreign policy files, such as North Korea, Iran and Afghanistan.
Following the announcement, North Korea, in the words of diplomat Kim Myung-gil, praised the decision to separate Bolton, expressing optimism that negotiations with the United States could resume soon.
According to the Washington Post, Bolton, in his first media appearance since his ouster, avoided talking about current issues (such as the Ukraine scandal), adding that he focused all his talk on Trump's policy toward Pyongyang, confirming the dispute. That existed between the parties on this file.
Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Pollon said Kim Jong-un was "happy to see me outside the walls of the White House," adding that "there is no basis for trusting in the promises made by the North Koreans."
"The United States should stop holding summits with Kim and instead take a tougher approach to this country, including possible regime change and even the use of military force to induce it to halt its nuclear program."
Bolton noted that "the Trump administration, in its efforts to conclude a nuclear agreement, gives a lot of powers to Pyongyang to continue to violate the Security Council sanctions."
"North Korea, today as we talk, continues to violate sanctions," he said. "When you look for appropriate behavior from others, you first have to prove it yourself."
Trump had previously described Bolton as a "cruel person" and said that "
"I told John Bolton that his services were no longer needed in the White House. I strongly disagreed with many of his proposals, like others in the administration."
At the end of her report, the Washington Post wondered how far Bolton could go in his criticism of Trump, and whether he could testify in the leaked telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinsky, which would deepen Trump's dilemma.