John Bolton says North Korea has prospect to become 'a normal nation'
Senior Trump administration officials are outlining new details of their plans to work toward the denuclearization North Korea as President Donald Trump prepares for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month.
White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that North Korea's prospects are "unbelievably strong if they'll commit to denuclearization."
"I think what the prospect for North Korea is to become a normal nation, to behave and interact with the rest of the world the way that South Korea does," Bolton said, CNN reported.
Bolton said the United States is pursuing a standard of "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" heading into negotiations.
"On the denuclearization side of the program, that means all aspects of their nuclear program," he added. "Clearly, the ballistic missiles program, as with Iran, with the intention of being a delivery system for nuclear weapons -- that's gotta go. I think we need to look at their chemical and biological weapons programs as well. The President's going to raise other issues, the Japanese abductees, South Korean citizens who were kidnapped."