The North Korean case is not like fine wine. It doesn’t get better with age. With each passing month and year, we look at a nuclear weapons capability that grows qualitatively and quantitatively.
North Korea’s ability to use nuclear weapons is increasing ‘with each passing month’, according to a former US State Department negotiator.
Mr Gallucci led the 1994 negotiations with the North Korean government that led to a nuclear freeze deal.
Speaking during a seminar at John Hopkins University in Washington, he said: “We could continue just as we are now. We could continue with what might be called some version of containment, where we have a sanctions regime we attempt to limit the North Korean options politically and economically. But as we do contain the North, we also watch the situation get worse”.