Vice-President Michael Penny said that America seeks peace, but “always achieved peace through strength.” This he said during a visit to the demilitarized zone on the Korean Peninsula, reports TASS.
According to him, the new US administration headed by President Donald trump is not going to follow the policy of “strategic patience” in relation to the nuclear missile issues of the DPRK. Pence noted that the United States commitment to security on the Korean Peninsula negotiations and peaceful means. However, he did not rule out other options, stressing that the obligations as an ally of Washington in front of the Seoul “indestructible”.
On the morning of Monday, April 17, Pence arrived at a U.S. military base in South Korea camp Boniface to hold a meeting with military leaders and to meet with soldiers of the U.S. army. He went to a ten-day working trip to the Asia-Pacific region on 15 April.
Visit Penny comes amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Two days before it was reported that Pyongyang made another attempt to test the new missile. The South Korean military announced that the launch was made from the landfill near the town of yuktae-Dong in the province of hamkyung province on the West, North and failed. The Pentagon confirmed that they fixed the rocket, which exploded almost immediately after liftoff, its type specified.