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WorldNorth Korea unlikely to mourn 'war maniac' Bolton, but U.S. task no easier

02:00  11 september  2019
02:00  11 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Russia says exit of Trump adviser Bolton unlikely to help ties: RIA

Russia says exit of Trump adviser Bolton unlikely to help ties: RIA Russia says exit of Trump adviser Bolton unlikely to help ties: RIA

John Bolton will assume office Monday with his first controversy as President Trump’ s national security adviser awaiting him. Six weeks ago, he outlined his advocacy of an attack on North Korea in a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First.”.

North Korea slammed U . S . National Security Adviser John Bolton Monday, calling him a " war maniac " who should be banished, just "Recently, he is living up to his notoriety as a war maniac by keeping busy with efforts to start another war in the Middle East and South America," the spokesperson added.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Among those unlikely to be mourning John Bolton's departure as U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser are officials in North Korea who have denounced him as a "war maniac" and "human scum" for his attempts to end Pyongyang's nuclear program.

North Korea unlikely to mourn 'war maniac' Bolton, but U.S. task no easier© Reuters/Leah Millis FILE PHOTO: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump attend the extended bilateral meeting in the Metropole hotel during the second North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi

In the past, Bolton has proposed using military force to overthrow the ruling Kim family and U.S. officials have said Bolton was responsible for the collapse of Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's second summit in Vietnam in February.

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North Korea slammed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday, calling him a " war maniac " and "war monger", just as President Donald Trump offered a positive outlook on relations with Pyongyang. Talks between Washington and Pyongyang have been deadlocked since the collapse.

North Korea slammed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday, calling him a “ war maniac ” and “war monger”, just as President Donald Trump offered a positive outlook on relations with Pyongyang. Talks between Washington and Pyongyang have been deadlocked since the collapse of

Trump announced he had fired Bolton a day after North Korea signaled a new willingness to resume stalled denuclearization talks with the United States, but then conducted the latest in a spate of missile launches.

Policy analysts say Bolton's departure could help U.S. efforts to revive the talks but will not make Washington's aim of persuading Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons any easier.

"The timing could be convenient for U.S. diplomacy with North Korea," said Leif-Eric Easley, a professor Seoul’s at Ewha University.

"Pyongyang made its disdain for Bolton well known. Kim Jong Un can spin this personnel change in Washington as a win in North Korean domestic politics. That would increase the likelihood of denuclearization talks restarting soon."

Trump says Pompeo not under consideration to replace Bolton

Trump says Pompeo not under consideration to replace Bolton President Trump on Thursday said he does not plan to make Secretary of State Mike Pompeo his national security adviser. © UPI Photo Trump says Pompeo not under consideration to replace Bolton The president told reporters as he left to attend a GOP House retreat in Baltimore that he spoke with Pompeo earlier in the day, and that the secretary of State "liked the idea of somebody [else] in there." "I think he is fantastic," Trump said of Pompeo. Reports circulated this week that Trump may consider appointing Pompeo to replace former national security adviser John Bolton, who he fired on Tuesday.

In response to Trump, Ri Yong-ho threatened to ‘shoot down strategic bombers’, showing fear of US bombardment and a potential for wider conflict.

WASHINGTON — When the North Koreans were shooting off missile tests and detonating new, more powerful atomic bombs last year, President Trump responded with threats of “fire and fury” and ordered the military to come up with new, if highly risky, pre-emptive strike options.

Harry Kazianis, a North Korea expert at Washington's Center for the National Interest think tank, said Trump was now free to find a national security adviser opposed to wars of regime change and willing to back a diplomatic track with North Korea.

Indeed, Trump's North Korea envoy, Stephen Biegun, a firm advocate of engagement with Pyongyang, is among the names that have been floated as possible successors to Bolton.

Bolton has not been the only target of North Korean rhetoric.

North Korea's official media has repeatedly denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and urged Trump to replace him with a "more mature" interlocutor. Last month it called Pompeo a "diehard toxin" who only complicated talks.

Speaking after Bolton's departure, Pompeo said there were "many times" that they had disagreed, but countries should not expect changes in approach.

"Someone asked, would the policy be different absent any individual being here," Pompeo said to reporters at the White House.

S.Korea's Moon, Trump expected to meet at U.N. amid hopes for new N.Korea talks

S.Korea's Moon, Trump expected to meet at U.N. amid hopes for new N.Korea talks South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to hold a summit at the United Nations this month, Moon's office said on Friday, amid hopes for a restart of talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons program. © Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via REUTERS U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, at Blue House, in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019, before heading to the demilitarized zone. Photo taken June 30, 2019. Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via REUTERS Seoul and Washington are working to fix a date for the meeting during Moon's trip to New York for the U.N.

SEOUL: North Korea slammed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday, calling him a “ war maniac ” and “war monger”, just as President The North has since sought to raise the pressure and carried out two short-range missile tests earlier this month. Bolton said Saturday there was “no

North Korea ’ s statement seems to be a response to national security adviser John Bolton ’ s comments that the “Libya model” of nuclear disarmament would It also took longer to lift U . S . sanctions than the Libyans had anticipated. They felt cheated, but also humiliated by the way in which their decision was

"These have been the president’s policies. We give him our best wisdom, we share with him our understanding ... but I don’t think that any leader around the world should make any assumption that because some one of us departs that President Trump’s foreign policy will change in a material way," Pompeo said.

Trump has received plaudits and criticisms for his willingness to engage Kim John Un directly in three meetings since June last year, the first between leaders of two countries that have remained in a technical state of hostilities since the 1950-53 Korean War.

Little progress has been made in getting Kim to give up his weapons programs, but Trump has repeatedly pointed to North Korea's freeze in nuclear and long-range missile tests since 2017 as evidence of the success of his efforts.

All that nearly fell apart in Hanoi when Trump followed Bolton's advice and handed Kim a piece of paper that bluntly called for the transfer of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States.

The document effectively reprised Bolton's long-held and hard-line "Libya model" of unilateral denuclearization that North Korea has repeatedly rejected and analysts said would have been seen by Kim as insulting and provocative.

While North Korea has said it is willing to resume talks, Kim has given a year-end deadline for Washington to take a new approach.

Regardless of Bolton's departure, Washington has given no indication that it will soften its demand for North Korea's ultimate denuclearization, even though with Bolton gone, the risky all-or-nothing gambit is unlikely to be repeated.

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; editing by Grant McCool)

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