(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)By ERIC TALMADGENorth Korea has a message for President Donald Trump ahead of next month's summit: Don't listen to your new hard-line national security adviser, John Bolton. North Korea conducted its first nuclear test four years later. The North's statement Wednesday did not directly criticize Trump, or Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has made two trips to North Korea to lay the groundwork for the summit. It warned, however, of a "ridiculous comedy" if Trump listens to Bolton and "quasi-patriots" who insist on "abandoning nuclear weapons first, compensating afterward." And by playing the doves against the hawks in Seoul and Washington, it, too, might have been made with Bolton in mind.
Source: Libya Today May 16, 2018 09:22 UTC