For John, BLUF: Doubtful but plausible. Nothing to see here; just move along.
United Press International and Reporter Elizabeth Shim, today.
Here is the lede plus 2:
The senior North Korea diplomat who defected to the South from Pyongyang's Embassy in London said Kim Jong Un's nuclear ambitions could bring about state collapse.Note that last paragraph. The criminal enterprise known as the Kim Family is not giving up its hold on power. Experience (e.g., Our invasion of Libya) has shown the Kim Family that it should never give up nuclear weapons. Those who think that negotiations will get us through this are hoping Kim Jung Un is someone he isn't. Hope is not a method.
Thae Yong-ho, who recently compared Kim to the Roman emperor Nero, said North Korea is headed down a dangerous path as it seeks recognition as a nuclear weapons state like "India or Pakistan," Voice of America reported Tuesday.
"The Kim Jong Un regime will never give up nuclear weapons," Thae said.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff