President Donald Trump is an open-minded leader who would do just about anything for the benefit of his nation. On Monday morning, he announced that he would “absolutely” meet with nutty North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, under the right circumstances.
This is all in effort to quell the chaos that is occurring in the east regarding the North Korean threat.
President Trump still has not taken military action off of the table, but he does not want to endanger the American people needlessly. He has been trying to put pressure on China, North Korea’s only major ally, so that Pyongyang would fall in line.
In the past month, North Korea has been becoming more and more erratic with missile testing. They are even now suggesting that they will resort to a possible nuclear test.
President Trump commented on their leaders new behavior, calling Kim Jong Un “very threatening,” saying that the United States has “to prepare for the worst.”
Hopefully, the “burst” of economic and diplomatic tension that the Trump administration will be laying on North Korea will have them decide against their newly found nuclear route.
Susan Thornton, the acting top U.S. diplomat for East Asia, said there’s debate about whether Pyongyang is willing to give up its weapons programs. She said the U.S. wants “to test that hypothesis to the maximum extent we can” for a peaceful resolution. But signaling that military action remains possible, Thornton told an event hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies — the Washington think tank has advocated tougher U.S. policies on Iran and North Korea — that the administration treats North Korea as its primary security challenge and is serious that “all options are on the table.”
“We are not seeking regime change and our preference is to resolve this problem peacefully,” Thornton said, “but we are not leaving anything off the table.” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a similar stand in the Fox News interview Thursday, saying: “We do not seek regime change in North Korea. … What we are seeking is the same thing China has said they seek — a full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”
In a separate interview with National Public Radio, Tillerson said the U.S. remains open to holding direct negotiations with North Korea. Multi-nation negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear program stalled in 2008. The Obama administration attempted to resurrect them in 2012, but a deal to provide food aid in exchange for a nuclear freeze soon collapsed. As Trump tries to settle the North Korea situation, he continues to work to enact his domestic policy agenda — with a lengthy to-do list remaining.