Trump on North Korea: Only one thing will work

Trump rejects talks and agreements with North Korea, says only one thing will work.

Elad Benari ,

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
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U.S. President Donald Trump indicated on Saturday that “only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program.

“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” he tweeted.

Trump did not specify what that “one thing” is, though some speculated his comments could be a suggestion that he was referring to military action against the isolated country.

The president recently appeared to reject Secretary of State Tillerson’s efforts to seek a diplomatic solution to the North Korea issue, by saying the Secretary of State was "wasting his time" by maintaining contacts with Kim Jong-Un's regime.

Trump subsequently vowed that he would not fail as his predecessors did in trying to stop North Korea’s nuclear program.

Tensions have risen recently between the U.S. and North Korea, as Pyongyang has continued its nuclear and ballistic missile tests in defiance of UN sanctions.

In a recent speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatens the U.S. or any of its allies, deriding Kim as "Rocket Man" and warning he is on a "suicide mission."

In response, North Korean's foreign minister said Trump had made an "irreversible mistake" and threatened the "entire U.S. mainland" with missiles.



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