President Donald Trump has warned the US patience with North Korea’s “reckless and brutal regime” has run out and called on the international community to back additional sanctions to thwart the North’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.
During his remarks at the White House alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday, Trump also vowed to “strengthen” the US-South Korea alliance.
“The era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime has failed,” said Trump. “Frankly, that patience is over.
“Our goal is peace, stability and prosperity for the region. But the United States will defend itself – always will defend itself. Always. And we will always defend our allies,” he said.
Source: Al Jazeera online