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President Donald Trump: Era of patience with NKorea is over

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 12:18:57-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said "the era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime has failed." He delivered a joint statement in the Rose Garden with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Trump added: "Frankly, that patience is over."

Trump railed against the North Korean government as a "reckless and brutal regime" as he addressed the media with Moon.

He pointed to the death of American college student Otto Warmbier, who died shortly after being released from North Korean custody.

Trump said his goal is "peace, stability and prosperity" for the region, but warns the United States will "always" defend itself and its allies.

Trump also praised the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea as "a cornerstone of peace and security in a very, very dangerous part of the world."