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>> He was once called human scum by Pyongyang, but now he might be leading Washington's talks with them. Ex UN Embassador John Bolton was Trump's new pick for security adviser, a choice that's sparking concern across Asia. Bolton was rejected by North Korea as a negotiating partner in 2003, under President George W Bush.
On Friday, the hot taken South Korea was anxiety, with worries that talks with Pyongyang could go haywire. Reuters Bill Tarrant explains why.>> Bolton is nothing if not controversial. He gave a hint of that in a interview with a Washington radio station recently, when said that the proposed summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, should be a display of shock and awe.
He said that Trump should walk into that meeting with Kim Jung-Un and say, where is your denuclearization plan? And if Mr. Kim did not produce one, Trump should walk out and basically threaten a war. He's also in the past advocated North Korean regime change, which China finds completely unacceptable.
>> Experts say Bolton's appointment could also be a hurdle for Washington's relationship with Beijing, and that there's little hope for security cooperation between the two countries.>> Trump's tweets, the churn in his staff, the rhetoric, the policy confusion, have createda great deal of uncertainty in Asia. The recent appointments of Mike Pompeo as a secretary of state and now John Bolton as the National Security Adviser, indicates that he has on board tguys who reflect more his style and instincts.
Which are going to a very hawkish approach to military, security and diplomacy. That could very well reinforce China's convictions that it needs to build up its hard powers.>> Tokyo on the other hand expressed hopes its relationship with Washington will go on as usual. But even experts there are saying they have concerns about Bolton, one saying quote, sometimes he's too tough.