Donald Trump has warned North Korea to not underestimate US military power adding that he will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. He gave the statement during his during an official visit to the South Korean capital as he seeks to join hands in order to unite on the issue of North Korea.
Tensions between North Korea and its US-allied neighbours have been soaring high owing to the reclusive determination of North Korea to pursue nuclear weapons.
Mr Trump told the National Assembly in Seoul: “The (North Korean) regime has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness. This would be a fatal miscalculation. This is a very different administration than the United States has had in the past.”
Donald Trump to North Korea: – Be prepared to face the consequences for trying us out
Giving a stern warning to Pyongyang, Mr Trump has clearly warned North Korea “Do not underestimate us, do not try us.
“America does not seek conflict or confrontation, but we will never run from it. We will not permit America or our allies to be blackmailed or attacked.” He elaborated: “The regime has pursued nuclear weapons with the deluded hope it could blackmail its way to the ultimate objective.And that objective we are not going to let it have.”
“The North Korean regime has pursued its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in defiance of every assurance, agreement and commitment it has made to the United
States and its allies.It has broken all of those commitments.”
Mr Trump offered North Koreans a “path towards a much better future”, having urged the regime to “come to the table” and “make a deal” over its nuclear programme.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered extensive support in his opinions when he joined Mr Trump for a news conference on Tuesday. The visit to the de-militarised zone were called off due to bad weather.
Due to a heavy fog, the presidential helicopter was made to turn back back just after 5 minutes from the take off from Seoul early on Wednesday.
Mr Trump will now head to China later, where he is expected to seek President Xi Jinping’s commitment to exert further pressure and unite against the North Korea global threat.
During his speech in Seoul, Mr Trump pointed out China, along with Russia and clearly stated that “You cannot support, you cannot supply, you cannot accept.”