Bolton, who was removed earlier this month after a year and a half as Trump's chief aide, in part because of his hubris, began making remarks, joking that the North Korean leadership was probably "admired" by the fact that there was private capacity there.
"Perhaps they will be a little less admired now that I can speak with an awkward expression about the serious and growing threat that the North Korean nuclear weapons program poses to international peace and security," he added.
Bolton hinted at some of the political disagreements he had with his former boss, most notably that Kim was not ready to give up his nuclear weapons program, as Trump often insists after a handful of meetings with a solitary leader.
Trump has held two summits with Kim so far and raised the possibility of holding a third before next year's election. Neither meeting made any concrete progress towards an agreement, with North Korea suggesting that it would like to release the sanctions before taking steps to denuclearize.
He also seems to be mocking Trump's fixation during the spectacle of his meeting with Kim, arguing that even a partial agreement will have a disproportionate benefit for North Korea.
"They will also be a piece that we should not be willing to give them," Bolton said.
After outlining several paths to diplomacy ̵
"These are questions that need to be brought to our attention, can we not reach another summit with Kim Jong Un or what the status of the negotiations is? staffing level to get a commitment from North Co. ene never honored – he continued.
Bolton also redoubled his calls for the implementation of a "Libyan model" when dealing with North Korea, commenting that Trump explicitly cites US-North Korea relations as bad after Bolton's release. And Bolton counters Trump's repeated allegations that the US has not "rushed" to get Kim to cease its nuclear programs while indirectly firing his former boss over his non-religious attitude toward recent North Korean missile tests.
While Trump said these tests were not in violation of US Security Council resolutions, Bolton on Monday called on troubled US allies such as Japan and South Korea who declare they are. In addition, he added, Trump's apparent disregard for the resolutions undermines US policy, signaling that its leadership is not interested in sanctions in these or other US resolutions.
"When you ask for consistent behavior from others, you have to demonstrate it ourselves, and when we fail to do so, we open ourselves – and our politics – to failure," Bolton warned.
Defending its leniency for short-range tests that alarmed allies, Trump said they preferred to test intercontinental ballistic missiles or conduct other types of nuclear tests. But Bolton warned of complacency about the switch, saying he "tells us nothing about North Korea's intentions or strategy while playing."
One potential and "very troubling" reason behind the switch, he suggested, "is that North Korea, in its judgment of good or bad, has completed the tests and can produce long-range nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles. "
Bolton disagrees with Trump throughout the council, noting that he is too much in demand for" better burden-sharing "by US allies, especially in the context of NATO." But this is not the time to withdraw and withdraw. of the United States. This is the moment for more participation and leadership in the US on the Korean Peninsula, in Asia and around the world, "he concluded." More, not less. "