Don­ald Trump Lacks Un­der­stand­ing About For­eign Pol­icy: Obama

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Wash­ing­ton: United States Pres­i­dent Barack Obama has said Don­ald Trump’s sug­ges­tion that Ja­pan and South Korea should con­sider ob­tain­ing nu­clear weapons demon­strates that he lacks un­der­stand­ing about for­eign pol­icy and the world at large. “The per­son who made the state­ments doesn’t know much about for­eign pol­icy or nu­clear pol­icy or the Korean Penin­sula or the world gen­er­ally,” said Mr Obama at a news con­fer­ence at the close of the Nu­clear Se­cu­rity Sum­mit. Mr Obama as­serted that re­la­tions with Re­pub­lic of Korea and Ja­pan was one of the cor­ner­stones of the US pres­ence in the Asia Pa­cific, which has pro­vided peace, pros­per­ity and flow­ing com­merce to the na­tion.

“It has pre­vented the pos­si­bil­i­ties of a nu­clear es­ca­la­tion and con­flict. You don’t mess with that. It’s an in­vest­ment that rests on the sac­ri­fices that our men and women made (in World War II),” Mr Obama said. “We don’t want some­one in the Oval Of­fice who doesn’t recog­nise how im­por­tant that is,” he added. The state­ment came as Mr Trump, who could be­come the Pres­i­dent Obama’s suc­ces­sor, made sev­eral con­tro­ver­sial nu­clear pro­pos­als last week. Times of In­dia

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