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-- -- back to our top story the US embarking on a series of high stakes meetings.
To help calm the crisis on the Korean Peninsula secretary of state John Kerry remains in the region right now as he tries to -- leaders there.
To help put pressure on the North Korean government listen.
China and the United States -- together.
Take steps in order to achieve the goal of the younger us through -- And today we agree further discussions.
You bear down very quickly with -- greater specificity.
And exactly you know we'll go coast there's though.
Trying to accomplish your goal ambassador John Bolton is a former US ambassador to the UN and the Fox News from -- joins us away on this matter right now and ambassador we were talking about this very topic last weekend here -- -- again so at North Korea seems at least be dominating the news which is something.
That appears to be.
And an effort of Kim Jong-un to actually make his presence now.
Right well that that's part of it but let's not forget that this -- -- missile that they've got set up apparently on a mobile launch platform.
Actually needs to be tested I mean we all talk about the politics evidently intimidating rhetoric and steps that North Korea's taken certainly.
Worth worrying about.
But what they're really up to here is trying to get an effective means to deliver there.
Nuclear weapons which they're making progress on so at the bottom of this at some point they've got a test whether they tested in the next few days as many expect.
Protested later they've still got to put it into the air and see what happens still.
Right you are certain right now the United States not seeing any signs of that testing being evident.
However secretary of state John Kerry as Hussein says the goal of the United States as well as China.
Is to make good on a joint effort to dean nuclear rise North Korea in this -- as you know ambassador comes from the 20056.
Party joint statement.
And and as you know China plays a big role in all this because they're kind of let the Big Brother the North Korea if you will so what action.
Do you anticipate China taking towards ally will -- the will they be tough enough and in the US trust them to do it.
Well I think we're at a fork in the road here about North Korea and I must say based on what secretary Kerry has said so far in his trip to South Korea.
And China I'm very worried that what he has in mind is simply re starting the six party talks talks to -- failed.
For over ten years now.
To get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program that's never gonna happen they're not going to do it voluntarily the north Koreans have pledged.
Four times in the last twenty years to give up their nuclear weapons.
Effort and four times.
They violated that pledge that they're just not gonna be negotiated out of that the real issue I think the long term goal.
Should be for the United States and China to come to agreement on the peaceful reunification of the peninsula that's a hard objective.
But ultimately it's the only thing that should satisfy both.
The United States and China and other South Korea and Japan as well that this threat from North Korea can only be eliminated that way I don't see any signs.
That's the direction senator Kerry's -- again.
How do you undertake that type of mission of unifying these two peninsula is north and South Korea when you've got.
-- Kim Jong -- who continues to make bellicose threats and in fact pres Obama making his first public statement on the issue Thursday saying.
Now -- -- time for North Korea to -- the belligerent approach so how do you overcome that belligerent approach in order to get these two sides to enter to some sort of joint agreement.
Well this is where China's key they supply over 90% of North Korea's energy needs they supply very large amounts of fuel.
A food rather and other humanitarian aid and and and they could change the regime in North Korea if they want to.
The issue is making China feel comfortable with the reunited.
Korea democratic Korea.
That the China is already very large trading partner for South Korea younger Chinese leaders are increasingly recognizing including in public.
That North Korea is a pretty ugly piece of baggage for China to carry around with it.
And that ultimately if China means what it says it doesn't want the nuclear North Korea which would destabilize northeast Asia.
There's a way to get to that point if they work together with the united.
States precise and as you mentioned -- objective but apparently it can be done there's some wiggle room there if they can get both sides along with China's help to get down at the table but getting back to the other point about -- -- -- missile.
You know as you know secretary -- have visited Seoul on Friday the -- downplay.
The disclosure of a classified portion of a pentagon intelligence report.
Assessing that North Korea.
Could -- -- ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead.
So why was -- so disturbing to -- and and how does it impact efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear buildup.
Well look that different US intelligence agencies often come to different conclusions that's not a bad thing that's a good thing.
They should to date with -- each other so we can trying to ride it.
At the best judgment in some very difficult areas.
I think what was embarrassing about that revelation is that it shows North Korea may be a lot farther along than we feared and therefore.
The incentive for North Korea simply to continue this belligerence is much higher let's let's also be clear.
That the Ayatollah is in Tehran are watching very carefully at an outside.
Today all but I'm glad you brought that up because that's something secretary -- was also talking about with the Chinese officials talking about a rod and I think it has to be discussed because but you look at that Korean.
The north Korean Peninsula and the fact that they -- trying to a develop a nuclear program with their one of their allies and all this might be -- Well we've we've known that for at least fifteen years North Korea and Iran have cooperated on ballistic missile development they're going back to a moratorium on launch testing from the Korean Peninsula that Pyongyang instituted 1998 what happened after that.
Moratorium started was they just -- much more closely with.
Iran and this ballistic missile program is -- the delivery of nuclear weapons it's not the launch communications or weather satellites.
We think that there's a good chance that they're working together on the nuclear side as well which means that although of people like to talk about how confident we are about where Iran is on its program.
If they are working with North Korea on the nuclear side.
There's a lot we don't know about just -- there's obviously a lot we don't know about.
Korea ambassador John Bolton always good to have your perspective given to us sir and hopefully something can be done about the nexus of nuclear -- between.
North Korea and Iran thank you good -- to you --
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