North Korea and China Angry: John Bolton is A War Maniac
The American security adviser John Bolton is a “war maniac” who, according to the North Korean Foreign Ministry, must step down as quickly as possible.
The North Koreans’ reaction follows Bolton’s statements that recent rocket launches from North Korea conflicted with UN Security Council resolutions.
North Korea’s statements come just after soothing words from President Trump, who expressed confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during his visit to Japan. The American president did not care much about the tests and suggested that Kim Jong-un might use the criteria to get attention.
Trump spoke today with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who also believes that the rocket trials of the North Koreans defy UN resolutions. He called the Korean missiles “small weapons” that had caused a stir in some people, “but not me.”
He called Kim a brilliant man who is aware that he must stop using nuclear weapons if he wants to develop his country further. However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Korea states that giving up rocket technology is equivalent to giving up the right to self-defence.
It would be “more than stupid” that the North Korean launches would violate UN resolutions, the North Korean spokesman said. He called Bolton “structurally flawed” and said the American would only be “destroying peace and security.”
President Trump also stated that he was delighted with the way the negotiations with Kim were conducted. However, they have stopped since the two leaders met in Hanoi in February. The sanctions against North Korea, which, according to Trump, would like to grow economically, continue.
Trump immediately took hold of the press conference in Japan to criticize former vice president Joe Biden, who has said he wants to make a shot at the presidency in 2020. When asked about Kim Jong-un’s remark about Biden’s “low IQ”, Trump said he should agree with the North Korean.
Kim Jong-un said that Joe Biden has a low Q. I think I agree with him, “the president told the assembled press. North Korea previously called Biden a “crazy with a low IQ” and “a snob that lacks elemental qualities as a human being.”
A conversation that Bolton recently had with the head of Taiwanese security service John Lee, when he visited the US, also went wrong in China. The country sees Taiwan as an apostate province and considers ties with the island as one of the most sensitive issues in its relationship with the US.
The Americans put an end to diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 1979, but are still the leading arms supplier. According to the Pentagon, the US has sold more than $ 15 billion worth of weapons to Taiwan since 2010. It was the first Taiwanese-American meeting in forty years.