Kim faces ‘to­tal no deal is made

Daily Mail - - One Day To Go ... - From Tom Leonard in New York

‘com­plete, ver­i­fi­able, ir­re­versible de­nu­cle­ari­sa­tion’ sparked North Korean fury and threats to scrap the planned Kim-Trump sum­mit meet­ing in Sin­ga­pore on June 12. Mr Trump yes­ter­day con­tra­dicted his ad­viser, say­ing ‘the Libya model isn’t the model that we have at all when we’re think­ing of North Korea’.

Ap­par­ently misun­der­stand­ing what Mr Bolton had meant by the ‘Libyan model’, Mr Trump added: ‘The model, if you look at that model with Gaddafi, that was a to­tal dec­i­ma­tion. We went in there to beat him.

‘Now that model would take place if we don’t make a deal, most likely. But if we make a deal, I think Kim Jong-un is go­ing to be very, very happy.’

He added that the US ‘can­not let that coun­try have nukes. We just can’t do it’.

Mr Trump’s com­bat­ive re­marks are bound to in­flame ten­sions in Py­ongyang. North Korea ex­perts say Kim can­not be seen by his coun­try­men to be scrap­ping his nu­clear weapons with­out get­ting any­thing in re­turn.

A se­nior of­fi­cial said the North Korean leader – who orig­i­nally sug­gested next month’s sum­mit – wouldn’t meet Mr Trump with such ‘one-sided’ goals.

Mr Trump stressed yes­ter­day that Kim would re­ceive strong se­cu­rity guar­an­tees if he agreed to dis­arm.

‘We’re will­ing to do a lot, and he’s will­ing… to do a lot also, and I think we’ll ac­tu­ally have a good re­la­tion­ship, as­sum­ing we have the meet­ing and as­sum­ing some­thing comes of it,’ he said.

‘And he’ll get pro­tec­tions that will be very strong.’

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