Washington: When it comes to Donald Trump, he is clear in his thinking. According to US President, “only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea after previous administrations had talked to Pyongyang without results.
“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” he said. “…Hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!”
Although, US President did not make clear to what he was referring, but his comments seemed to be a further suggestion that military action was on his mind.
Not so long ago, he has said the United States would “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary to protect itself and its allies from Pyongyang’s nuclear threats.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders referred to Iran and North Korea the following day when asked about Trump’s “calm before the storm” comments.
Trump repeatedly has made clear his distaste for dialogue with North Korea.
“We have a very good relationship. We disagree on a couple of things. Sometimes Id like him to be a little bit tougher, but other than that we have a very good relationship, he said.
North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs have driven up tensions in the region and around the world in recent months, particularly after it conducted a test explosion of what it said was a hydrogen bomb.