Oh, and it insulted John Bolton.
North Korea may have undone months of diplomacy in only a few hours.
In a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Tuesday night, a top Pyongyang official criticized America’s insistence that North Korea completely dismantle its nuclear program and even warned that the regime might scuttle the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“If the US is trying to drive us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment, we will no longer be interested in such dialogue and cannot but reconsider our proceeding to the DPRK-US summit,” said Kim Kye Gwan, a vice foreign minister, using the official acronym for North Korea.
The statement also got strangely personal: It singled out John Bolton, Trump’s national security adviser, for having said the US expects Pyongyang to give up all of its nuclear weapons. “We…