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Clinton warns of 'diplomatic danger' in N. Korea talks

AFP  |  The Hague 

has warned that the "was not recognising the danger" in discussing with Pyongyang, and said lacked experienced diplomats to handle the talks.

"If you want to talk to about his nuclear weapons you need experienced diplomats," Clinton was quoted as telling Dutch tabloid in an interview published Saturday.

"These are people familiar with the dossiers and who know the North Koreans and their language," Trump's presidential rival said in an interview conducted in and published in Dutch.

The former said however that the was "being eroded" and that experienced diplomats on the North Korean issue were in short supply, with many having left.

"You cannot have diplomacy without diplomats," she said, adding "the danger is not being recognised by the "

Clinton's words echo those of veteran and former US to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, who warned that negotiating with was not "reality television."

"It's a real opportunity... I worry about the president's unpreparedness and lack of discipline. But I commend him for his very bold move in accepting the invitation," Richardson told AFP on Friday.

"But this is not 'The Apprentice' or a reality TV event. It's a negotiation with an unpredictable leader who has at least 20 nuclear weapons and who threatens the United States," he said.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 19:05 IST