3/17, 1:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Bolton: N. Korea not willing to do what needs to be done

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton regretted on Sunday North Korea's unwillingness to do what needed to be done to strike a nuclear deal at the last month's summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. "The North Koreans were unfortunately not willing to do what they needed to do," he told New York radio station AM 970.

He noted that President Donald Trump wants the issue resolved through negotiations and North Korea to be free of nuclear weapons, hinting at the possibility of including China in denuclearization talks due to its strong ties with Pyongyang. "We’d be willing to consider [China's participation in talks] if we could see some movement on North Korea’s part," he underscored.

Earlier, North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui said her country is considering suspending talks on denuclearization with Washington, accusing Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of creating an atmosphere of hostility and mistrust in Hanoi.

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