White House national security adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that North Korea has not made progress toward denuclearization, a stark assessment of President Trump’s efforts to secure a nuclear agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“The United States has lived up to the Singapore declaration,” Bolton said in an interview on Fox News, referring to the framework Trump and Kim agreed to during their summit in June. “It’s just North Korea that has not taken the steps we feel are necessary to denuclearize.”
Bolton said the U.S. will not lift economic penalties on North Korea until the country shows greater progress toward disassembling its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
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