US President, Donald trump declared that “the era of strategic patience” towards North Korea is over. He said this during a visit to Japan, reports CNN.
“Some people think my words are too strong. But look what happened in 25 years soft negotiations. Look where we are now,” said trump.
The head of state added that he believes citizens of the DPRK “great men” were under “very repressive regime”. “I hope we get everything resolved. It would be better for everyone, and will definitely be better for North Korea,” he said.
According to Reuters, trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting agreed to provide the DPRK maximum pressure.
Relations between Washington and Pyongyang worsened in the aftermath of North Korea testing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. In September, trump has promised to deal with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, whom he contemptuously called “little missile”. In response North Korea has threatened to strike at an unexpected moment “unimaginable impact” on the American territory.