Trump Turns Tables on North Korea

Elias Hubbard
October 12, 2017

 

In recent weeks, North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth nuclear test, all in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, and may be fast advancing toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland. Last week, he dismissed the idea of talks as a waste of time, a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was maintaining open lines of communication with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's government. Because North Korea is really a world problem, that is beyond just the United States. Meanwhile, the Chinese and Russian governments each responded on October 9 to Trump's tweet on October 7 that "only one thing will work" in terms of North Korea policy. Trump's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, later said that the president was telegraphing with the statement that "military options are on the table".

 

"It is the steadfast will of all the service personnel and people of the DPRK to shower fire on the United States which cried out for totally destroying the DPRK and settle accounts with the showdown with the USA that has lasted century after century by dint of unprecedented strategic force", North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told a delegation from Russia's TASS news agency on Wednesday, according to an English dispatch from the North's Korean Central News Agency.

 

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