The administration of the US President Donald Trump tighten the sanctions regime against the DPRK in case of its refusal to carry out nuclear disarmament. This was stated in a broadcast interview with Fox News Live Stream by assistant to the President of the United States for national security John Bolton.
“In light of the President Trump’s decision not to make a bad deal with North Korea in Hanoi, we expect a lot of potential decisions from North Korea about whether they are serious about further negotiations, whether they are ready to resume them and — most importantly — whether they are committed to the promise to surrender their nuclear arsenals and everything that relates to them,” Bolton said.
“If they do not want this, they will not be given relief from the crushing sanctions imposed on them. In fact, these sanctions will be progressively tightened”, – he warned and added that the US President quite clearly spoke about such consequences.
The administration of the President of the United States expects that China will be more actively persuade the DPRK to abandon nuclear weapons, said Bolton.
“I believe that China behaves sincerely when it declares its unwillingness for North Korea to have nuclear weapons with their means of delivery. We will need more activity from China in achieving this goal,” Bolton said, noting the unique nature of political and economic relations between China and North Korea.
“The Chinese have long said that nuclear weapons in North Korea destabilize North-East Asia and harm Chinese economic growth. I think this is absolutely true. Therefore, China can do much more to convince Kim Jong – UN to hand over these nuclear weapons,” the assistant to the US President explained.