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Libya-model not to be repeated on N.Korea: Trump

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US has ruled out the use of the so-called "model" in efforts to pursue denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, media reported.

on Thursday was responding to a suggestion made by his a few days back, and said: "The Libyan model is not a model that we have at all, when we're thinking of "

Ahead of his meeting with visiting NATO Jens Stoltenberg, told reporters at the White House: "The Libyan model that was mentioned was a much different deal.

"This would be with -- something where he would be there, he would be in his country, he would be running his country."

Trump, who was scheduled to meet the top of on June 12, however, also cautioned that the model could take place if "we do not most likely make a deal", reported.

Bolton had put on alert with his remarks just days back suggesting the country's denuclearisation should follow the "model" obeyed by its

Gaddafi had given up atomic weapons and was later killed in a US-backed uprising.

on Wednesday responded strongly, saying that the country may reconsider the scheduled Trump-Kim summit because of extremely provocative remarks made by American officials.

North Korea's said in a statement that Bolton had even urged to abandon its nuclear arsenal first in order to receive benefits on trade, a stance similar to that taken with Libya.

"This is not about solving problems through dialogue, but is intended to replay the tragedy of Libya on North Korea," said, adding that Libya "has totally collapsed after handing over its fate to big powers".

The slated talk almost hit a rough patch earlier this week with Pyongyang saying it was reconsidering the summit.

However, the remained somewhat upbeat about the upcoming Trump-Kim summit in and its at a daily briefing on Thursday, said: "Nothing has changed on our end. The is fully prepared to have the meeting. But if not, that's okay too. And we will see what happens beyond that."



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 08:50 IST