Bolton warns North Korea not to test missiles
Tehran (KNA) - US national security adviser John Bolton has warned North Korea not to renew missile tests as negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang have ended in stalemate.
The warning came after a senior North Korean official said Friday that Pyongyang was considering suspending talks on denuclearization with the US and resuming its nuclear and missile tests.
Bolton, during a radio interview aired Sunday morning, said, “They issued an unhelpful statement saying they were thinking of going back to nuclear and ballistic missile testing, which would not be a good idea on their part.”
“The North Koreans really, unfortunately, were not willing to do what they needed to do,” he told John Catsimatidis, a New York-based radio host on AM970.
The second summit between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong-un collapsed last month over differences on how far Pyongyang was willing to limit its nuclear program and the degree of US eagerness to ease sanctions. Trump abruptly walked away from the talks and held a press conference shortly afterward.