Trump says North Korean leader may face same fate as Libya's Gaddafi
Tehran (KNA) - US President Donald Trump has threatened North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with the same fate as Libya's Muammar Gaddafi if Pyongyang does not abandon its nuclear weapons program.
Trump issued the threat at the White House when he was asked about the recent suggestion by US National Security Adviser John Bolton that the “Libyan model” be a template for dealing with North Korea at a summit between Trump and Kim planned for June 12 in Singapore.
The model Bolton was referring to was Gaddafi’s agreement in December 2003 to surrender his embryonic nuclear weapons program, which included allowing his uranium centrifuges to be shipped out to the US.
But Trump appeared to be unaware of that agreement, and interpreted the “Libyan model” to mean the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya in support of an uprising, which ultimately led to Gaddafi’s murder at the hands of Western-backed rebels in Tripoli.