US, South Korea begin joint naval drills as warning to North Korea

Lloyd Doyle
November 13, 2017

"The U.S. had better make a decisive choice...if it does not want a frightful nuclear disaster and tragic doom", Kim Jong Un's regime said in a statement.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

"The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger", Trump told an audience of South Korean lawmakers, calling on all nations to join forces "to isolate the brutal regime of North Korea".

Japan's top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, wondered if it had been wise to make such diplomatically sensitive gestures at a time when Japan, the United States and South Korea were attempting to pressure North Korea into giving up its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes. "It is a hell that no person deserves".

In the address, Trump heaped praises on the Asian ally for rebuilding itself from the ashes of the 1950-53 Korean War into one of the world's largest economies, saying "something miraculous happened on the southern half of this peninsula" over the next two generations after the war.

The Korea Herald quoted a South Korean presidential spokesman as saying: "Lee's invitation was created to deliver a message to Trump and ask him to have a balanced view of the comfort woman issue and historical dispute between South Korea and Japan". In the middle of these remarks, the president made a decision to invoke his Bedminster golf club as he described Park Sung-hyun's victory at the U.S. Women's Open as a South Korean cultural accomplishment. That's the sort of garbage that makes moderate voters, Republicans, go, "you know what, I'm going to stand in line for a very long time".

"The word is gross", added co-host Mika Brzezinski, helpfully.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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