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Pence - US Will Drop 'Failed Policy' In Regards To North Korea

The Trump administration is reversing a key element of former President Obama’s strategy regarding North Korea, Vice President Mike Pence revealed in a CNN interview.

“We’re going to abandon the failed policy of strategic patience, but we’re going to redouble our efforts to bring diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea,” he explained. “Our hope is that we can resolve this issue peaceably.”

Pence made the comments while visiting the demilitarized zone, a two and one-half mile-wide strip of land that divides North Korea from South Korea. The boundary has been in effect since 1953, at the end of the Korean War. The vice president traveled to the region to show U.S. support for its allies in the region, and to pressure the North Korean leader to abandon his country’s nuclear-missile testing program.

The Trump administration has been demanding that China step up its efforts to rein in North Korea. “I know the president was heartened by his discussions with (Chinese) President Xi,” Pence said. “We’ve seen China begin to take some actions to bring pressure on North Korea, but there needs to be more.”

Lu Kang, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, told reporters on Monday that the United States and China both have roles to play. “Resolving this issue requires all relevant parties, especially parties that bear major responsibility and play a key role in this issue, to work in the same direction and make a joint effort,” he said.

North Korea has been developing nuclear weapons since Bill Clinton was president, according to CNN. Recent tests have indicated that the country might have a missile capable of reaching the continental United States by 2020.

“I know the president of the United States has no higher priority than the safety and security of the American people,” Pence said. “The presence of U.S. forces here in South Korea are a long-standing commitment to the Asia Pacific, and ensuring the security of the continental U.S. will be a priority in this administration.”

Source: CNN
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