BILL CLINTON paved the way for North Korea’s nuclear war-mongering two decades ago and had the power to stop the growing threat from Kim Jong-un’s hermit kingdom, experts have sensationally claimed.
The former US president signed a diplomacy deal with North Korea in October 1994 in the hope he could stem the threat of all-out war and instead bring the isolated nation into the “global community”.
But the pact was quickly betrayed by the warmongering nation who covertly developed nuclear weapons while the US subsidised billions of dollars to prop up the regime, experts claim.
And little over a decade later after the Agreed Framework was signed – promising billions of dollars in aid for a North Korean nuclear freeze – Kim had conducted its first of many nuclear tests.
The explosive claims come as it emerged Kim’s state is poised to launch a missile strike against the US territory of Guam, which could trigger a global conflict.
But this week experts said a nuclear holocaust could have been avoided by Mr Clinton, who served as US President between 1993 and 2001, who was “duped” by the rogue state more than 20 years ago.
Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy at Pepperdine University, said: “The North Korean deal of 1994 is the prototype for why open societies should not negotiate arms control agreements with rogue regimes.
“The North Koreans duped Jimmy Carter — an emissary of Clinton — and the Clinton administration to subsidise the North Korean nuclear program in exchange for the counterfeit promise that North Korea would limit itself to civilian nuclear power.”
At the time, Mr Clinton said: “This US-North Korean agreement will help to achieve a long-standing and vital American objective: an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula.
“This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world.
“It’s a crucial step toward drawing North Korea into the global community.”
And in his memoirs, Mr Clinton revealed that the US was seriously considering strikes against North Korea, saying: “I was determined to prevent North Korea from developing a nuclear arsenal, even at the risk of war”.
The pact aimed to control the escalating situation on the Korean peninsula, where the two Korean countries had not negotiated a peace treaty after the Korean War ended in 1953.
However experts say the deal made North Korea more isolated and dangerous as it desperately tried to exert its communist authority.
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