Regardless of the toughest sanctions imposed by the UN, as well as literal threats by President Trump. It’s obvious that Kim Jong-un isn’t planing to stop his missile testing. According to a report by CNN “On Wednesday morning local time the official North Korean news agency, KCNA, acknowledged the missile launch reporting that the North Korean leader guided the launch of the Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan.
President Trump now says talking with North Korea simply ‘will not work’.
- On Wednesday the North Korean News Agency reported Kim Jong-un oversaw the launch of a Hwasong-12 ballistic missile over Japan.
- Jong-un later was quoted stating he was “very satisfied…” with the results of the launch.
- The Launch was carried out on the 107th anniversary of the 1907 Japanese annexation of Korea.
- Trump later stated diplomatic communications with Korea “will not work”.
A House Divided…
|The Left||The Right|
|CNN: “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said “We would like to sit and have a dialogue with them about the future that will give them the security they seek and the future economic prosperity for North Korea.“
His boss apparently has a different perspective. Donald Trump, who once claimed he’d be ‘honored’ to have one-on-one talks with Kim Jong-un, said on Twitter this morning: ‘The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!’“
|“President Trump declared Wednesday that talking to North Korea is ‘not the answer,’ criticizing what he described as ‘extortion’ payments to the regime as Pyongyang’s latest missile tests raise tensions anew in the region.
‘The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!’ the president tweeted Wednesday morning.“ -Brook Singman
|MSNBC reported: “Donald Trump acted as if he’d resolved a burgeoning crisis with North Korea single-handedly. After the American president engaged in some alliterative saber rattling – ‘fire and fury,’ ‘locked and loaded’ – tensions cooled two weeks ago, and Trump seemed convinced that he’d intimidated Kim Jong-un into submission.“||Fox News: “The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior, Trump said in a written statement released by the White House on Tuesday. ‘Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations in the world. All options are on the table.’ “|
|NBC : “Ever since President Donald Trump took office in January, tensions with North Korea have escalated rapidly.“||Fox News: “The distance and type of missile test seemed designed to show that North Korea can back up a threat to target the U.S. territory of Guam, if it chooses to do so.“|