Despite receiving warnings and suggestions from China and Russia that he is making a wrong-headed approach to the whole situation, President Trump keeps his mind made up on his plans towards North Korea, refusing to negotiate until they dismantle their missile and nuclear program.
“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump said in an interview.
However, people are aware that if we, as one of the strongest nations in the world, are to show weakness and a soft spot to North Korea, their war-crazed leader Kim Jong-un would view this as an opportunity to put some pressure on us, which is why Trump sent Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, to the U.N today to demand tougher sanctions to be put on North Korea, including economic sanctions and a global ban on its state airline as well as cargo ships and oil embargo.
“Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences,” stated Tillerson during his first appearance at the U.N.
And despite North Korea being under U.N. sanctions since 2006, this has not proven to be significantly efficient in calming down the rogue nation and preventing it from conducting missile and nuclear tests.
In fact, they have done the opposite, building up their military forces and running an unrelenting propaganda program to prepare their citizens for an American-led invasion potentially resulting in war.
Wang Yi, the Chinese Foreign Minister stated during a speech to the Security Council at the U.N. that “the key to solving the nuclear issue on the peninsula does not lie in the hands of the Chinese side.”
According to Wang Yi, negotiations and dialogue is the only way out of the situation we are currently in, but North Korea has been proving themselves time and time again, that they are not so good with their negotiations, as either their demands are too high, or they just won’t back down out of pure hatred towards other powerful nations.
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Gennady Gatilov, also stated that a use of force was unacceptable when it came to ending the danger with North Korea.
He even condemned Trump’s combative responses to North Korea, which coupled with reckless muscle-flexing has led to a situation where the whole world seriously is now wondering whether there’s going to be a war or not. One ill thought out or misinterpreted step could lead to the most frightening and lamentable consequences.”
Trump may receive a lot of criticism for his actions and plans, but on this one, he has a true point, and that point is that North Korea is a danger to the whole world, not just the U.S. and its allies, which is why we need to support him, to do what our previous leaders could not!