Bolton: Nuclear Weapons Program Is North Korea's 'Ace in the Hole'
President Trump said in a "Fox & Friends" interview Tuesday that he won't telegraph how he plans to deal with North Korea, as tensions mount over the country's nuclear weapons program.
A senior North Korean official said Monday that the Hermit Kingdom has no intention of stopping its missile and bomb tests.
On "America's Newsroom" today, John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the UN, warned that North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons program voluntarily.
"For 25 years now, Republican and Democratic administrations alike have tried either to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program through diplomacy and inducements, or tried to coerce them to give their nuclear weapons program through economic sanctions," Bolton said. "It has all failed."
He said that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un sees his nukes and regime as interconnected, and he will not voluntarily give up either.
"The nuclear weapons program is North Korea's ace in the hole," Bolton said. "It is synonymous with the regime itself."
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