Allowing Pyongyang to develop atomic weapons, US policy towards North Korea has been a failure for a quarter of a century believes President Donald Trump.  After giving billions of dollars and getting nothing, the President on Monday said that US has been unsuccessful in dealing with North Korea for 25 years. “Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing. Policy didn’t work!” Trump said in a Twitter post on Monday, Efe news reported. 

In order to counter threats from the US, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday said that North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme provided the best option for defending its sovereignty. Donald Trump never mentioned the fact that he will go onboard for a full-scale war with North Korea, though he has raised the bar several times on different occasions.  

Ever since he took office, the US President has been keeping an eye over Pyongyang while the North Koreans on the other have continued to stage missile tests, posing an indirect threat to the US by firing intercontinental ballistic missiles that have the capability to touchdown US territories with ease. Senator Bob Corker, who is a Republican from Tennessee in an interview published by The New York Times said that Trump’s reckless behaviour was leading the US “on the path to World War III’.  

On Sunday Donald Trump claimed that Republican Senator Bob Corker begged him for endorsement and later ‘dropped’ out of the re-election race. Trump took to social media and revealed that Senator Bob Corker ‘begged’ the President to endorse him for re-election. While initiating his attack on Corker, Trump said, “Senator Bob Corker ‘begged’ me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said ‘no’ and he dropped out”.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published | 10 October 2017 8:41 AM
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