Trump : US will increase pressure on ‘Rocket Man’ Kim Jong Un – On September 15, 2017, North Korea again tested weapons by firing ballistic missiles on the northern island of Hokkaido, a test run by North Korea amid mounting sanctions and pressure for North Korea.
Trump along with Moon Jae-in agreed to increase pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong un. The pressure will be manifested in the form of economic and diplomatic pressure to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, dubbed by trump as “Rocket man” tweeted by President Trump.
The deal took place via telephone on September 17, 2017, along with the contents of the transcript of the conversation, “President Donald Trump and President Moon Jae-in commit to continue taking steps to strengthen prevention and defense capabilities, and to maximize economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea” , which was disclosed by the White House, quoted from CNN.
Trump confirmed that the United States and its allies would not be intimidated by the North Korean state. During the 25-minute telephone conversation, President Trump and President Moon condemned North Korea’s latest missile launch over the Japanese sky, both agreeing to work with the international community to implement the latest resolution at the UN Security Council.
South Korea via President South Korean Spokesperson, Park Soo-hyun, stated that, “The two leaders agreed to work together, including working with the international community to provide stronger and more effective North Korean sanctions and pressure.”
Added by Park, “The additional provision by North Korea will only isolate diplomatically and economically further for the North Korean state, in the end it will only lead to the road of North Korea’s destruction”.
Earlier North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said before high-ranking officials that North Korea’s goal is to build a balance of real power with the United States and make the United States dare not discuss military options, according to North Korean state media.
But the situation evolved where the Trump government discussed the option of using military force to stop the development of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles conducted by Kim.