Something has to be done on N Korea: Trump
US President Donald Trump has said that he has a different approach on North Korea’s recent missile and nuclear tests, asserting that the problem has reached a point where “something has to be done”.
North Korea has fired 22 missiles, including two across Japan, during 15 tests since February this year, drawing a sharp reaction from the US and its allies.
“I think I might have a somewhat different attitude and a different way than other people. I think perhaps I feel stronger and tougher on that subject than other people, but I listen to everybody,” Trump told reporters in a joint media appearance with visiting Canadian Prime Minister
Justine Trudeau at his Oval Office on Wednesday.
“Ultimately, I will do what is right for the United States and
really, what is right for the world. Because that is really a world problem; that is beyond just the United States,” he said.
Responding to a question, the US President said it is a problem that has to be solved.
Later at night, Trump told Fox News that the world has reached a situation on North Korea where something has to be done.
“This should have been handled 25 years ago, it should have been handled 20 years ago, and 10 years ago, and five years ago,” he said.
“It should have been handled by numerous – not just (former US President Barack) Obama, but certainly President Obama should have taken care of it. Now it is at a point where it is very, very far advanced. Something has to be done. We can not allow this to happen,” Trump said.
Meanwhile North Korea’s Foreign Minister said that Trump has lit the fuse of war against us.