Trump says US has lost its patience with North Korea

Trump says US has lost its patience with North Korea

A sofa got bumped and was moved and a lamp on a nearby table was almost knocked over before White House aide Keith Schiller caught it before it fell.

US President Donald Trump says that years of "strategic patience" with North Korea have failed and it is now time for a "determined response".

The department also sanctioned two Chinese individuals said to have established front companies to facilitate financial transactions for North Korea, and a Chinese shipping company accused of helping smuggle banned luxury goods into the country.

U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in essentially agreed Friday to use all available options to address North Korea's nuclear and missile development, despite advocating different approaches, while Trump proposed reworking a bilateral free trade agreement.

The tweet, sent shortly after the end of the dinner, set off confusion among government officials and business leaders in Seoul about the U.S.'s commitment to the five-year-old trade pact, which Mr. Trump has lambasted as "a horrible deal". While what has been done to both the former and the latter is abhorrent, we need to make foreign policy based on our national security interests. "Always. And we will always defend our allies".

"Easy, fellas", the president said.

"Only strong security can bring about genuine peace", Moon said. "And has no respect for human life - and that's been proven over and over again".

Trump said South Korea, Japan and other partners are working on a range of diplomatic and economic measures to protect US allies and interest from the "menace" posed by North Korea.

The new South Korean leader came into office May 10 following his victory in a presidential by-election caused by the ouster of his conservative predecessor Park Geun-hye over a bribery scandal. He said that is was "not exactly a great deal".

Such a delay could increase the risks from North Korea, noted Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation. "The greatest challenge confronting our two nations is the nuclear and missile threat posed by North Korea".

U.S. military chiefs have prepared new options for how President Trump might respond to the North Korean threat, including "a military response", CNN reports.