Trump: Only one thing will work against North Korea
For better or worse, US President Donald Trump has been frequently provoking North Korea on Twitter amid rising tensions. In a new development, Trump has tweeted that "only one thing" will work with North Korea. He was referring to how previous administrations have accomplished little through diplomacy with Pyongyang. However, he didn't clarify further on what the "one thing" was. Here's more about it.
"Presidents and 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 US negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!" Trump wrote in two tweets.
President Trump has responded to North Korea's nuclear antics with an aggressive, war-mongering rhetoric and has threatened to destroy them. Recently, in response to North Korean foreign minister's speech at the UN General Assembly, Trump tweeted, "Rocket Man (Kim Jong-un) won't be around for long". Worried that words may soon become actions, their counterparts have been appealing for calm from both parties.
In July, North Korea tested an ICBM which purportedly brought the entire US within its strike range. In August, it threatened to launch a nuclear attack on the US-Pacific territory of Guam in response to Trump threatening it with "fire and fury." In September, Pyongyang tested a Hydrogen-bomb in its sixth and most powerful test and fired a second missile over Japan.
Trump had recently called out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying he was wasting time with trying diplomacy in handling Pyongyang; in response, Tillerson reportedly called Trump a "fucking moron." Speaking to reporters, Trump said that reports on the moron remark were "fake news". Trump added that they shared a "good relationship." However, Trump said that Tillerson could be "tougher" although he refrained from elaborating further.