Trump warns North Korea: ‘Era of strategic patience’ is over

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang that his country’s “era of strategic patience” has come to an end. “The United States calls on other regional powers and all responsible nations to join us in implementing sanctions and demanding that the North Korean regime choose a better path and do it quickly,” Trump added.
Trump and Moon Photo Credit: EPA

During a joint press conference with Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s newly elected president, U.S. President Donald Trump called the North Korean regime “reckless and brutal.” Trump added that Pyongyang‘s “nuclear and ballistic missile programs require a determined response.”

Moon is currently in Washington meeting with Trump about several topics including the tensions between North Korea and the U.S and its allies in the Far East. “The North Korean dictatorship has no regard for the safety and security of its people, for its neighbors and has no respect for human life,” Trump added.

During the press conference, Trump also mentioned Otto Warmbier, the young American who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after he was returned to the U.S. “The entire world just witnessed what the regime did to our wonderful Otto Warmbier,” Trump said. “The United States calls on other regional powers and all responsible nations to join us in implementing sanctions and demanding that the North Korean regime choose a better path and do it quickly. Our goal is peace, stability and prosperity for the region but the United States will defend itself -- always will defend itself. Always. And we will always defend our allies.”



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