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North Korea's envoy Kim Yong Chol shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during their meeting in New York, U.S., May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC167C3884B0

Don’t compare North Korea’s nuclear program with Libya’s

Nonresident Senior Fellow Richard Nephew explains why, contrary to statements from the Trump administration, the 2003 nuclear disarmament in Libya is a poor model for carrying out a similar process in North Korea.

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