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Was the Trump-Kim Jong Un Peace Summit Derailed by John Bolton?

President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended abruptly on Wednesday, without a groundbreaking agreement to denuclearize on behalf of North Korea that many peace advocates had been hoping for.

It appears that White House National Security Advisor John Bolton may be responsible in part for the peace summit concluding without a lasting agreement being signed by President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Sources describe Bolton as orchestrating a shifting of the goalposts, in which North Korea’s chemical and biological weapons became part of the discussion, a development that caught the representatives of the North Korean regime off guard.

Certainly, it’s far from ideal for a rogue and isolated regime such as North Korea to possess chemical and biological weapons.

But was it really necessary to ice a potentially unprecedented peace agreement between the dictatorship and the United States- potentially putting an end to North Korea’s destabilizing nuclear weapons program- over chemical weapons?

Read the full story from Big League Politics


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