Mike Pence warns North Korea: Era of ‘strategic patience’ is over

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North Korea has been warned by the US Vice President that the era of strategic patience is over.

“All options are on the table to achieve the objectives and ensure the stability of the people of this country,” Pence said, adding that “the era of strategic patience” overseen by the previous administration was “over”.

“We are grateful to all of those who each and every day stand in the gap for freedom here at the DMZ. It is a testament to the unshakeable bond between our people,” Pence added.

“The United States is troubled by China’s economic retaliation against South Korea for taking appropriate steps to defend itself,” the Vice President said.

Despite sanctions and condemnation, North Korea is persisting in developing nuclear weapons.

“President Trump has made it clear that the patience of the United States and our allies in this region has run out and we want to see change.

“We want to see North Korea abandon its reckless path of the development of nuclear weapons, and also its continual use and testing of ballistic missiles is unacceptable.”