North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is the biggest crisis facing Donald Trump.
World leaders are wondering how he will bring a resolution to the standoff.
But Kim Jong Un just got a message about his future that stunned the entire world.
North Korea’s leader refuses to back down from the nuclear ledge.
In fact, he continues to escalate the situation.
North Korea has successfully tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles that could strike targets in the United States.
War hawks such as Lindsey Graham openly discussed plans to destroy North Korea.
But Trump – who campaigned on a more restrained foreign policy – continues to try and exert diplomatic pressure on North Korea to end their nuclear arms program.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is not looking for conflict and would like to see a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear crisis.
“At a State Department press conference on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hastened to reassure North Korea that the United States does not seek regime change and still wishes to negotiate with the regime of Kim Jong-un.
“We do not seek a regime change, we do not seek the collapse of the regime, we do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula, we do not seek an excuse to send our military north of the 38th Parallel,” said Tillerson.
“We’re trying to convey to the North Koreans: We are not your enemy. We’re not your threat. But you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us, and we have to respond,” he declared.
“We hope that at some point they will begin to understand that, and we would like to sit and begin to have a dialogue with them about the future that will give them the security they seek, and the future economic prosperity for North Korea, that will then promote economic prosperity throughout Northeast Asia,” he said.”
But Trump’s patience is not unlimited.
He declared in a press conference that the era of strategic patience was over.
Strategic patience was the Obama administration policy where the U.S. would just kick the can down the road and hope the North Koreans would give up their arms program on their own.
Under Trump’s watch, the U.S. has conducted successful ballistic missile defense tests.
America has also test fired a Minuteman III ICBM that traveled over 4,000 miles and was widely seen as a warning to North Korea.
The New York Times reports:
“In the Trump administration’s first serious attempt at a diplomatic opening to North Korea, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has offered to open negotiations with Pyongyang by assuring “the security they seek” and a new chance at economic prosperity if the North surrenders its nuclear weapons.
Mr. Tillerson’s comments came just hours before the United States on Wednesday tested an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, sending it 4,200 miles to a target in the Marshall Islands. The Pentagon said the test was not intended as a response to the North’s launch on Friday of a missile that appeared capable of reaching Los Angeles and beyond.”
In addition, the Daily Sun reports the Pentagon has drawn up plans to destroy North Korea’s nuclear weapons:
“Senior military sources in Washington have reportedly claimed Pentagon officials have laid out plans to obliterate a nuclear weapons facility operating deep within a mountain range inside the rogue state.
The news comes hours after the US flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea.
The B-1 bombers were escorted by South Korean fighter jets as they performed a low-pass over an air base near the South Korean capital of Seoul before returning to the Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.
The US Air Force said the mission was a response to consecutive ICBM tests by Kim this month.”
Will Trump’s plan work?
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