US Policy on North Korea isn't working

Andrey Kortunov head of the Russian International Affairs Council

Cryptic remark comes as Pyongyang said to be readying new ICBM testUS President Donald Trump alluded on October 7 to the possibility of a military option against North Korea, arguing that past negotiations have had no effect and stressing that "only one thing will work".

The US President, however, didn't elaborate his remark and left it unclear what he actually meant by "giving billions of dollars", "only one thing will work".

Trump tweeted Saturday that agreements and negotiations have only made fools of US negotiators. He declined to say what that "one thing" is, leaving the White House press corps and Kim Jong Un, a 33-year-old political neophyte with perhaps half-a-dozen nuclear weapons, to guess.

Speaking to reporters on Saturday ahead of a trip to North Carolina, Trump said he had nothing more to clarify.


The next day, Trump wrote on his Twitter page that Tillerson "is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man" (nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un).

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Meanwhile, North Korea is reportedly preparing a test launch for an ICBM that could potentially threaten the continental US. "You'll find out", is all Trump seemed to be able to say when he was asked about the five ominous-sounding words. The Wall Street Journal reports Sunday night that the U.S.is stepping up its economic pressure campaign to force Kim to the table; the following morning, Trump tweets that "Policy didn't work!" "Maybe it's the calm before the storm".

On July 4, North Korea conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which it claims could reach "anywhere in the world."In September 2017, North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test, this time detonating what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb". He noted that North Korea and the United States government have open lines of communication. "Policy didn't work", Trump tweeted. He then added, "but we have many options to do so".

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