Between constant threats of nuclear warfare, to sending one of America’s young men home comatose, North Korea’s vendetta against the United States is seemingly coming to a climax.
Kim Jong Un’s mind games are matched only by President Trump’s no-nonsense attitude towards the Eastern enemy—and Trump just made it very clear to North Korea where they stand.
In a rare address made before the South Korean General Assembly, President Trump warned North Korea not to push the United States into war.
The Daily Caller reports:
Trump issued a stern warning to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, as well as a message of hope should he choose to change course. “Do not underestimate us. Do not try us,” the president warned. “America does not seek conflict or confrontation, but we will never run from it. History is filled with discarded regimes that have foolishly tested America’s resolve. Anyone who doubts the strength and determination of the U.S. should look to our past.”
“The regime has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness. This would be a fatal miscalculation,” he explained, asserting, “This is a very different administration than the U.S. has had in the past. We will not be intimidated.”
“Now is the time for strength. If you want peace, you must stand strong at all times,” Trump stated before the South Korean parliament, advocating peace through strength. He stressed that the world cannot “tolerate the menace of a rogue regime that threatens the world with nuclear devastation,” making it clear to countries like Russia and China that have long enabled the North Korean regime that the weight of whatever comes of this crisis will be on their conscience if they fail to act to resolve this situation.
The President later addressed Kim Jong Un directly in his speech, warning him of the consequences of continuing his taunts against the United States.
The Daily Caller continued:
“The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer,” Trump said, referring to Pyongyang’s tireless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles to deliver them to distant shores. These weapons are “putting the regime in danger. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face.”
“North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned, it is a hell that no person deserves,” Trump stressed to the North Korean leader. “We will offer a path to a much better future,” the president added, creating a diplomatic off-ramp for the rogue regime. The president called for an end to North Korean aggression and weapons development, as well as the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
“Together, we dream of a Korea that is free, a peninsula that is safe, and families that are reunited once again,” Trump said. Until that day comes, he explained, the U.S. and its allies will face the North Korean threat with strength.
“We stand strong and alert,” Trump said. “Our eyes stay fixed on the North.”
Trump received a standing ovation for his strong-willed address.
The South Korean General Assembly meeting was primarily held to discuss the growing threat from North Korea.
Korean lawmakers also sat down with President Trump to negotiate stronger South Korea-U.S. ties.
A brief overview of recent Korean history was given, including the rise of the South and fall of the North, from which this continual conflict has arisen.
President Trump is now wrapping up his business in South Korea, and will soon travel to China, where he is expected to push Beijing into allying against the belligerent Pyongyang.
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