NORTH KOREA: Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to ‘play Trump’
Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionMike Pence made the comments in a Fox News interview to be broadcast on Monday night
North Korea summit: Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to ‘play Trump’
BBC – US Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korea’s Kim Jong-un not to “play” President Donald Trump if they meet next month.
North Korea has threatened to pull out of the meeting after comments by US National Security Adviser John Bolton.
The country reacted furiously when Mr Bolton suggested it would follow a “Libya model” of denuclearisation.
Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi agreed with Western powers in 2003 to dismantle his programme in return for the lifting of sanctions. Eight years later he was killed at the hands of Western-backed rebels.
Media caption Why North Korea is angry at this manSouth Korean president Moon Jae-in plans to meet Mr Trump in Washington DC on Tuesday to discuss plans for the summit.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that the US president is asking aides and advisors whether he should continue to go forward with the summit.