North Korea responded to John Bolton’s claims that their missile tests were a violation of UN security council resolutions, calling him a "war monger" and "defective human product."
The North Korean spokesman said, "Bolton should not be called a security adviser who works to secure security, but an adviser for security destruction who destroys peace and security…It’s not that strange that crooked sound will always come out the mouth of a man who is structurally flawed, and it’s best that this defective human product goes away as soon as possible."
Back in April, North Korea issued a statement about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, "even in the case of possible resumption of the dialogue with the US, I wish our dialogue counterpart would be not Pompeo but other person who is more careful and mature in communicating with us."
President Trump contradicted Bolton‘s stance and tweeted, "North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me." Trump insisted they were "small weapons" and still has confidence in Kim Jon Un. North Korea tested short-range ballistic missiles on May 4th and 9th. On Monday, Trump also contradicted Bolton’s hardline policy on Iran, saying he does not want "regime change."
Dave DeCamp is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn NY, focusing on US Foreign policy and wars. He is on Twitter at @decampdave.