President Donald Trump ramped up his tough rhetoric against North Korea when he arrived in Japan on Sunday, saying which the United States along with its allies are prepared to defend freedom along with which “no dictator” should underestimate U.S. resolve.
Trump kicked off a 12-day Asian trip along with is usually looking to present a united front with Japan against North Korea through meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear along with missile tests.
He told reporters on Air Force One en route to Asia which North Korea would certainly figure prominently in discussions during the trip. He also singled out trade, which he said had been “badly handled” within the region for years.
Trump has rattled some allies with his vow to “totally destroy” North Korea if the idea threatens the United States along with his dismissal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.
A top aide said last week Trump intends to tell Asian leaders the entire world is usually “running out of time” in dealing with the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula.
“No dictator, no regime, no nation should ever underestimate American resolve,” Trump told hundreds of cheering U.S. along with Japanese troops in camouflage uniforms gathered at Yokota Air
Base, just west of Tokyo, soon after he arrived.
“Every once in a while, within the past, they underestimated us.
the idea was not pleasant for them, was the idea?” said Trump, who wore a bomber jacket as he addressed the troops.
North Korea’s recent actions, including several missiles which flew over Japan along with Pyongyang’s sixth along with largest nuclear test, have raised the stakes within the most critical international challenge of Trump’s presidency.
Recent drills over South Korea by two U.S. strategic bombers have further heightened tensions.
“We will never yield, never waver along with never falter in defense of our freedom,” Trump said.
He told reporters earlier on Air Force One which a decision would certainly be made soon on whether to add reclusive North Korea to a list of state sponsors of terrorism.
Trump said his administration planned to take a different approach after years of what he termed “total weakness.”
“We want to get the idea solved. the idea’s a big problem for our country along with the entire world, along with we want to get the idea solved.”
In an apparent attempt to separate between North Korea’s leadership along with ordinary people, he said he thought North Koreans were “great people.”
“along with I trust the idea all works out for everybody.”