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Pence on Fox: Previous Administrations Got Played by North Korea

The VP says "it would be a great mistake" for Kim Jong Un to think he could play Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON --North Korea must meet with Pres. Trump and agree to give up its nuclear weapons program, or face the same consequences that Muammar Gaddafi faced in Libya, where he was taken from power, captured and eventually killed, says Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence reiterated President Trump's words from last week in a Monday interview on Fox News.

"I don't think Pres. Trump is thinking about public relations. He's thinking about peace. He's thinking about how we achieve what has eluded successive American administrations," said Pence. "Truthfully, the Clinton administration, even the Bush administration, got played."

Pence said we offered concessions in exchange for promises from North Korea that they would abandon their pursuit of nuclear weapons, only to see those promises broken.

"It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong Un to think he could play Donald Trump," said Pence.

Pence said the hope is that Kim will seize the opportunity to abandon his nuclear weapons program by peaceable means.

"This will only end like the Libyan model ended if Kim Jong Un doesn't make a deal."

The vice president also talked about Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran deal, which Pence said was flawed and offered no long-term solutions.

"And, we're calling on our allies to join with us in a negotiation over a new agreement that will take into account permanently banning nuclear weapons."

Pence said a new agreement would also help limit Iran's influence in the Middle East.

PHOTO: VP Pence

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