President Donald Trump is making an address in Seoul, South Korea tonight to discuss US tensions with North Korea and his plan to solve them.
According to Reuters, Trump plans on urging Chinese President Xi Jinping put more pressing sanctions against the DPRK in place. The president’s speech — which will in front of Trump’s South Korea’s National Assembly — appears to take a more diplomatic approach to the regions issues, as Trump has previously suggested the US will use “fire and fury” to “totally destroy” North Korea in the event that the situation continues to escalate.
However, despite all his hot rheotoric, Trump said he is considering making “a deal” with Kim Jong Un — attempting work in more diplomatic means while on his first lengthy trip to Asia. The specifics of this supposed deal have not been revealed yet, though.
Over the past couple months, Pyongyang and the White House have taken turns launching verbal or written strikes on one another, as Trump introduced his derogatory “Rocket Man” slam and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho gave a United Nations address claiming a missile strike against the US is “inevitable.”
“Due to his lacking of basic common knowledge and proper sentiment, he tried to insult the supreme dignity of my country by referring it to a rocket. By doing so however, he committed an irreversible mistake of making our rocket’s visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more,” said Ho in a September speech in New York City.
Tonight, Trump will explain his plan to deescalate the on-going crisis.
Watch the speech above live, via the White House.
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