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World Clinton warns of diplomatic 'danger' in N. Korea talks

09:25  11 march  2018
09:25  11 march  2018 Source:   afp.com

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Hillary Clinton has warned that the Trump administration “was not recognising the danger ” in discussing nuclear disarmament with Pyongyang, and said Washington lacked experienced diplomats to handle the talks . UPDATED: Merkel rejects use of force in North Korea .

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Hillary Clinton has warned that the Trump administration “was not recognizing the danger ” in discussing nuclear disarmament with Pyongyang, and said Washington lacked experienced diplomats to handle the talks .

Hillary Clinton says that the US State Department is © Provided by AFP Hillary Clinton told a Dutch tabloid that the U.S. State Department was "being eroded." Hillary Clinton has warned that the Trump administration "was not recognizing the danger" in discussing nuclear disarmament with Pyongyang, and said Washington lacked experienced diplomats to handle the talks.

"If you want to talk to Kim Jong Un about his nuclear weapons you need experienced diplomats," Clinton was quoted as telling Dutch tabloid Algemeen Dagblad in an interview published on Saturday.

"These are people familiar with the dossiers and who know the North Koreans and their language," Trump's presidential rival said in an interview conducted in Amsterdam and published in Dutch.

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Hillary Clinton says Washington lacked experienced diplomats to handle the talks .

Hillary Clinton has warned that the Trump administration "was not recognising the danger " in discussing nuclear disarmament with Pyongyang.. "If you want to talk to Kim Jong Un about his nuclear weapons you need experienced diplomats ," Clinton stated.

The former secretary of state said, however, that the U.S. State Department was "being eroded" and that experienced diplomats on the North Korean issue were in short supply, with many having left.

"You cannot have diplomacy without diplomats," she said, adding "the danger is not being recognized by the Trump government."

Clinton's words echo those of Bill Richardson, veteran diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. He warned that negotiating with North Korea was not "reality television."

"It's a real opportunity ... I worry about the president's unpreparedness and lack of discipline. But I commend him for his very bold move in accepting the invitation," Richardson told AFP on Friday.

"But this is not 'The Apprentice' or a reality TV event. It's a negotiation with an unpredictable leader who has at least 20 nuclear weapons and who threatens the United States," he said.

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