“The only way to deal with the threat posed by a nuclear North Korea … is the reunification of the Korean peninsula peacefully,” former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told The Daily Caller.

“The North Koreans are never going to be talked out of their nuclear weapons,” he said. “They’ll never consent to verification that will allow us to believe with confidence that they would meet any commitment to give up nuclear weapons.”

“First you have to come out and admit and state that North Korea is in fact a nuclear weapons state, which happens to be true but would also help clarify things,” said Dan Blumenthal, director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and a former commissioner on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.