US President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Wednesday not to “underestimate” the determination of the United States and it’s allies and urged Pyongyang to abandon it’s nuclear program and also urged Kim Jong-Un to come out of isolation by the diplomatic way.
“Do not underestimate us, do not put us to the test,” Trump said in a speech to the Seoul parliament.
“All responsible nations must join forces to isolate the brutal regime of North Korea,” Trump asked in his gallery, before traveling to China where he will meet with his counterpart, Xi Jinping.
“You can not support, you can not supply, you can not accept,” he said in reference to China and Russia.
In his words, applauded by the parliamentarians, he warned that he will not let “American cities be threatened with destruction.”
“The time of force has arrived,” said the US president.
Trump’s visit to South Korea has been marked by a sense of tension that prevails in the Korean peninsula, due to the intensification of the military programs of the Kim regime.
In September, it carried out it’s sixth nuclear test, the most powerful to date, and tested several missiles capable of reaching US territory.
In his speech, Trump called the Pyongyang regime a “cruel dictatorship,” but offered the North Korean leader “a path to a better future.”
“The weapons that you are creating will not give you any more security,” Trump said in his speech, in which he referred several times to the Korean War and to subsequent years.
“They are putting their regime in serious danger,” he warned.
“However, despite all the crimes committed against God and man,” he added, “we are going to offer you a path to a better future.”
Trump told Kim: “North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather dreamed of. It’s a hell that nobody deserves. “
In his words, the US president also highlighted his ties with South Korea.
In the morning, Trump was forced to suspend an attempted surprise visit to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean peninsula due to bad weather, which left him “quite frustrated,” the White House said.
The White House stated before this trip that the president would not visit the area but Trump left his hotel in Seoul early in the morning and boarded a helicopter at the Yongsan military base, but was forced to back down.
The visiting of this zone is usual on the agenda of American presidents who visit the country, where the soldiers of Seoul and those of Pyongyang are face to face along the strip marked by concrete blocks and blue huts.
The South Korean president, Moon Jae-In, had flown in just before the weather worsened. “The border is an area full of barbed wire, planted with mines and anti-tank barriers,” according to media.
The journalists accompanying the US president were called ahead of schedule on Wednesday and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told them “This is where we are going” and showed them a paper that said “DMZ”.
Trump’s helicopter, Marine On, took off from Yongsan but had to return due to bad weather. They waited for almost an hour for conditions to improve, but the weather worsened and the trip was canceled.
“The truth is that he’s pretty frustrated,” Sanders said.
Sanders said South Korean President Moon Jae-In was expected to meet Trump in the security strip, which Sanders pointed out would be “a historic moment,” as a US president has never visited with the head of state in that location.
“The effort shows the strength and importance of the alliance between both countries,” said the official.
According to the South Korean agency Yonhap, who quoted presidential sources, Moon proposed the joint visit to Trump during his meeting on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, at the press conference with Moon, trump reaffirmed that he was willing to use the power of the US military to prevent North Korea from reaching it’s nuclear and ballistic targets.
However, it also did not close the door to negotiations. “It makes sense that North Korea comes to the table to get an agreement that is good for the North Koreans and the world,” he said.
“In the end, we will find a solution” to the North Korean problem, Trump said in his first act in the country, a visit to Camp Humphreys, headquarters of the 28,500 US military stationed in South Korea.