Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with NK News about the Trump administration’s lack of ongoing negotiations with North Korea.
“It is not news to anyone that North Korea continues to advance its nuclear weapons and missile capabilities or that Iran continues to improve its ballistic missile technologies,” said Bell, the senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation in Washington. “What no one seems to know is how the Administration plans to actually reduce these threats.”
Trump, she added, has “completely failed to get anything close to a lasting, substantive deal out of the North Koreans. Now we seem to be on a road to confrontation with Pyongyang,” she told NK News. “Perhaps the Pentagon did not realize that inadvertently illustrating the shortcomings of the Administration would not aid in justifying an already questionable budget request.” Read more