North Korea almost certainly felt the geopolitical impact of President Donald Trump’s strike on Syria Thursday.
In response to a brutal chemical weapons attack, the Trump administration is calling for the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. military carried out a missile strike Thursday evening on a Syrian airbase housing the aircraft that dropped the chemical weapons on innocent civilians in violation of international restrictions.
“Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically,” Trump stated Thursday evening, suggesting that a new approach is needed.
The missile strike on Syria demonstrates “President Trump is willing to act when governments and actors cross the line,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explained. “It is clear that President Trump made that statement to the world tonight.”
The administration’s rhetoric on Assad and Syria echo its comments on Kim Jong-un and the North Korean threat.
“The diplomatic and other efforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to a point of de-nuclearization have failed,” the secretary of state said on his first official trip to Asia last month, adding, “In the face of this ever escalating threat, it is clear that a different approach is required.”Read the rest of the story HERE.
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