Pence: the era of “strategic patience” of the United States against the DPRK ended
The Vice President noted that America is determined to ensure security on the Korean Peninsula “by peaceful means”.
SEOUL, April 17. /TASS/. The new US administration headed by President Donald trump is not going to follow the policy of “strategic patience” toward North Korea.
With such a warning was made April 17, when visiting the Demilitarized zone (DMZ), which plays the role of the de facto borders between the Republic of Korea and the DPRK, Vice-President Michael Penny.
According to him, the United States are committed to ensure security on the Korean Peninsula “by peaceful means, through negotiations”
“However, all options are considered actions, while we continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of South Korea for the denuclearization of the Peninsula and long-term prosperity and freedom of the population of South Korea”, — said the Deputy head of the administration of the United States.
He assured that the allied obligations of Washington before the Seoul “indestructible”. America seeks peace, but she “always achieved peace through force,” said Pence, who is on a tour of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
He noted that, with respect to the nuclear problem of the DPRK’s “era “strategic patience” is over.”
In addition, as confirmed by Penny, the U.S. hopes that China will become “do more” in order to overcome the crisis on the Korean Peninsula.