The United States President Donald Trump in a blunt call asked Pyongyang to transfer their nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States.
Trump gave North Korean leader Kim a piece of paper with a message in Korean and English languages on the day their talks in Hanoi collapsed.
Trump explicitly defined the U.S. position in the message that what he meant by denuclearization.
The document’s existence was mentioned by White House national security adviser John Bolton.
But he did not disclose in the interviews the U.S. asked North Korea to transfer its nuclear weapons and fissile material to the United States.
Kim seeing the demands as insulting and provocative has been rejecting them repeatedly.
North Korean officials said Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s demands are “gangster-like” and suspended talks with the United States.
They also rejected the “Libya model” of denuclearization.
Trump had previously distanced himself Bolton’s long-held and hardline approach and said a “Libya model” would be employed only if a deal could not be reached.
The idea of North Korea handing over its weapons was first proposed by Bolton in 2004.
The document also had four other key points. (1) Provide access to U.S. and international inspectors (2) halt all activities and construction of new facilities (3) eliminate all nuclear infrastructure (4) transit nuclear program scientists and technicians to commercial activities.