John Bolton, the US Presidential Adviser on National Security, said the Vietnam Summit was “unquestionable success,” despite the fact that US President Donald Trump and Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-Un have not reached an agreement following the meeting.
“I think it is undoubtedly a success for the United States because President (Donald Trump) has protected, defended American interests,” Bolton said in an interview for CNN. The US official added that the White House leader presented the opportunity for an excellent economic future for North Korea, adding that unlike previous administrations, the current White House Administration has made strong efforts to reach an agreement. Bolton also said that the North Korean denuclearization potential remains despite the lack of an agreement between Washington and Pyongyang after the Vietnam summit. Trump and Kim Jong-Un met in Hanoi on February 27-28 for a new summit, eight months after Singapore. But the US president cut off the summit with the North Korean leader because they did not reach an agreement on North Korea’s denuclearization and the elimination of sanctions imposed on Pyongyang.