Pyongyang cites Gaddafi in its response to Trump

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

PYONGYANG – The North Korean Central News Agency published a long report entitled “Drawing Lessons from Libya’s Experience,” that was accompanied by a picture of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in which it responded to a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump.

The report of the official news agency in North Korea stressed that what the world witnessed in Libya in more than a decade is a clear proof that retreat, without guarantees and under the name of goodwill, is a “stupid” decision because “the Lord does not help those who do not help themselves.”

In the letter Trump sent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, through South Korean President Moon Jae-in, he said that he would meet Kim Jong-un’s demands after the latter completes his nuclear disarmament.

Trump and Jong-un signed an agreement in Singapore last June according to which North Korean would abandon its nuclear program in exchange for halting U.S. joint military exercises with South Korea.

However, multiple international media outlets reported since then that Pyongyang continued its production of nuclear fuel and weapons, and steadily improved its missile capabilities.

Gaddafi has completely abandoned his nuclear program in 2003 along with chemical weapons, and sent all confidential documents of this program to Washington. The United States and its NATO allies carried out a military intervention in Libya in 2011, following an uprising against Gaddafi’s regime, which contributed to the overthrow of Gaddafi and ultimately killing him in a brutal way.


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