Trump used a contradictory statement to earlier announcement of top official of US. He said that ‘talking is not the answer’ and diplomatic negotiations are not a way to rein in North Korea. Yesterday, US diplomat declared that United States will seek out peaceful solutions to combat the tensions between Pyongyang and US, after the missile test.
Trump’s tweeted the day after North Korean missile test over Japan that “The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!”
North Korean empire has been offered earlier by US food and aid packages to reduce nuclear progress of North Korea and the tensions escalating between US and North Korea.
On Tuesday, Trump has vowed that he will put an end to nuclear empowerment of North Korea. He announced that for US ‘all options are on the table’. On Wednesday, he has furthered affirmed his earlier statement by adding that he will no longer bend down for negotiations because ‘talking is not the answer’.
North Korea, after firing ballistic missile over Japan, said to media that it was to counter South Korean and US military drills on Korean peninsula and to contain US territory of Guam.
The missile fired by North Korea was identified as HWasong-12 that flew over Japan into the sea. Kim was satisfied with the performance of the missile. Yet, North Korea’s move has aggravated its diplomatic relations with U.S., Japan and South Korea. Trump reacted to missile test by saying that:
“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’s Statement against North Korea Is Contradictory
On Sunday, the State Secretary of US, Rex Tillerson commented on North Korean issue during his interview with Fox News that, “We do view it as a provocative act against the United States and our allies.” However, Mr. Tillerson further added that, “We’re going to continue our peaceful pressure campaign as I have described it, working with allies, working with China as well to see if we can bring the regime in Pyongyang to the negotiating table.”
On Wednesday, James Mattis, the Defense Secretary, still advocated diplomatic negotiations as a way out. Mr. Matis further clarified despite Trump’s provocative tweet that
‘We are never out of diplomatic solutions. We continue to work together and the minister and I share a responsibility to provide for the protection of our nations, our populations and our interests.”
Beyond the contradictions and contentions, It has been analyzed that US is definitely seeking out ways to counter North Korea nuclear progression. Whether Trump proves to a man of his word or not or State Secretary convinces Trump to alter his statements, North Korea is a real threat to the world.