US seeks no regime change in NKorea; focused on stopping nukes
The United States does not seek a regime change in North Korea and weigh about “all options,” including working with China to prevent the isolated country to develop nuclear weapons, said US officials Of high rank.
Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has boasted that his country could reach any target in the United States after completing its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test.
US President Donald Trump has been very frank in the need to prevent North Korea from developing the nuclear program.
He recently said that China’s efforts to fight against North Korea had not worked, although he appreciated Beijing’s efforts to pursue its closest ally to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
“We are weighing all the options, keeping all the options on the table. As we have said many times before, they were not going to convey what they were going to do until it happened,” White House press secretary Sarah told reporters. Sanders.
“We were very focused on stopping the nuclear program, ending the missiles, stopping the aggression. This remains the focus, and keeps all the options on the table to do,” Sanders said.
Sanders responded to Senator Lindsay Graham observing that there is a military option to destroy the program of North Korea and the country.
“The goal is to stop the nuclear program, to stop the missiles, to stop the aggression. With North Korea, we continue to look for the best options and ways to achieve that,” he said.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said yesterday that the United States did not seek a regime change in North Korea and wanted to work with China to prevent the country from developing nuclear weapons.
He said that the US Was willing to talk to North Korea if the communist country abandoned the search for nuclear weapons.
“We have reaffirmed our position with regard to North Korea, as we do, we do not seek a regime change, we do not want the regime’s collapse, we do not seek accelerated reunification peninsula, we are not looking for an excuse to send our military north Of the 38th parallel, “said Tillerson.
“We are trying to convey to the North Koreans that we are not the enemy, we are not their threat but they present an unacceptable threat and we have to respond,” he said.
Tillerson said he hoped that at some point, the North Koreans begin to understand that the United States would like to sit down and talk to them about their future that will give them the security they seek and future economic prosperity for North Korea.
“This would be a continuing effort to exert more and more pressure on the North Korean regime because the other options, of course, are not particularly attractive,” he said.
By identifying North Korea as one of the major threats facing the Trump administration, Tillerson said the threat has materialized the way it was expected.