Trump warns Kim Jong-un he could end up like Libya's Gaddafi
10:10, Friday, 18 May, 2018
Donald Trump has warned Kim Jong-un that unless he agrees to a nuclear deal he will “decimated”, and treated in the same way manner as as slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
In comments to reporters that initially appeared designed to reassure Mr Kim, amid reports of potential brinksmanship from North Korea, the US president said his safety would be reassured and that he would remain in control of his country, following any deal with Washington. Yet, he then suggested if a deal was not forthcoming, the North Korean leader might be treated much more harshly.
“The Libyan model was a much different model. We decimated that country. We never said to Gaddafi, ‘Oh, we're going to give you protection’,” he said. “We went in and decimated him, and we did the same thing with Iraq.”
He added: “That model would take place if we don’t make a deal.”