Trump on North Korea: 'Only one thing will work'

Reuters

In 1994, North Korea agreed to freeze and eventually dismantle its plutonium-based bomb program in return for economic rewards.

However, despite Trump's truculence, the source said the behind-the-scenes contacts with North Korea have resumed although they remain fragile amid concerns that Trump may again take to Twitter with more threats and insults - and again put the intermediaries in a no-man's-land facing angry North Koreans leaders doubting the honesty and integrity of individuals supposedly representing the USA government.

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta calls President Donald Trump's comment referencing a mysterious "calm before the storm" on Thursday a "play for attention".

The day after the agreement was done, he was - meaning his father, because it's the same thing over many years, same attitude. "As he said last night in addition to the comments, you'll have to wait and see", Sanders said.




"Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing". It should have been handled during the Obama administration. Or maybe he is planning to intensify the attacks on the Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East. "Just a total mess".

He went on to add that the states should do that via block-granting, saying that is a very good concept. "Maybe now, nearly more than any other time, we need a great military". What's the storm? Could be the calm - the calm before the storm. Sorry, but only one thing will work!' Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian lower house of parliament [Duma] who recently returned from an October 2-6 visit to Pyongyang, was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying North Korea was "preparing for a new long-range missile test". It will also contradict all available evidence that Iran is respecting the terms of the agreement and reject entreaties of European leaders and a public statement by Trump's Defense Secretary James Mattis that the USA should keep faith with it.

"I believe they're funding North Korea. They leave. They're starting to come back with me".

"What storm, Mr. President?" a reporter called out after Trump made his remark. "I think that North Korea, Iran both continue to be bad actors, and the president is somebody who's going to always look for ways to protect Americans, and he's not going to dictate what those actions may look like". They did not comply with rules of agreement, "he said".

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