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Trump says no 'Libya model' for denuclearisation of NKorea

AFP  |  Washington 

US today tried to put his summit with North Korea's back on track, saying he would not seek to implement a so-called "model" for denuclearisation that would force to give up its arms and see Kim ousted.

on Tuesday threatened to cancel the summit set for June 12 in Singapore, blaming US demands for "unilateral nuclear abandonment." That was a reference to comments made by Trump's John Bolton, who referred to the "model from 2003, 2004" as a blueprint for the denuclearization promised by

In late 2003, then Libyan leader agreed to the elimination of his country's nuclear program and to gain sanctions relief.

The reference was seen in as unfortunate at best: after giving up his atomic program, Kadhafi was killed in 2011 in an uprising backed by NATO bombing.

Kim "will get protections that will be very strong," Trump told reporters."He'd be in his country and running his country.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 00:40 IST