According to Bolton, it isn't yet clear if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's willingness to dismantle his country's nuclear capabilities is honest.
He added that North Korea's prospects are "unbelievably strong if they'll commit to denuclearization".
A complete nuclear disarmament of North Korea should include chemical and biological weapons, said Advisor to the President for national security John Bolton.
He also said that the US will be putting on the table the dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear weapons and equipment, as well as its ballistic missile program and chemical and biological weapons.
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Bolton said that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has "a role", but that the "actual deconstruction" of the nuclear weapons "will be by the United States, perhaps with the assistance from others".
Senior Trump administration officials are outlining new details of their plans to work toward the denuclearization North Korea as President Donald Trump prepares for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month.
North Korea on Saturday announced that it would dismantle its Punggye-ri nuclear test site between May 23 and 25 and invite worldwide journalists - from China, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom and South Korea - to cover the demolition ceremony to "ensure transparency".
Bolton said permanent and irreversible denuclearization has to happen "before the benefits start to flow".
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"On the denuclearization side of the program, that means all aspects of their nuclear program", he added.
He said that if North Korea wants to "become a normal nation like South Korea, the quicker they denuclearize, the quicker that will come". South Korea's presidential office welcomed the move and said North Korea is trying to be "transparent" in the shutdown. "Clearly, the ballistic missiles program, as with Iran, with the intention of being a delivery system for nuclear weapons - that's gotta go".
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that North Korea will receive investments from the US, if its leaders accept complete, irreversible and verifiable denuclearization.
Speaking about his visit last week to North Korea, Pompeo indicated that he discussed with Kim how to proceed with denuclearization.
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