Trump Official Suggests Shipping North Korea's Nuclear Weapons to Tennessee

May 16, 2018 AT 10:10 AM

A top Trump administration says North Korea’s nuclear weapons should be shipped to East Tennessee if that rogue regime makes good on its promise to dismantle its nuclear-testing program.

In a television interview Sunday, National Security Adviser John Bolton said North Korea’s nuclear weapons should be totally dismantled and sent to Oak Ridge, where the U.S. Department of Energy operates a national research laboratory and a nuclear weapons complex.

Denuclearization of North Korea “means getting rid of all the nuclear weapons, dismantling them, taking them to Oak Ridge,” Bolton said on ABC’s This Week. “It means getting rid of the uranium enrichment and plutonium processing capabilities. It means addressing the ballistic missile issue. A lot of things like that.”

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