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"Strategic patience" with North Korea is over: Trump

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 02:07

During a joint news conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, President Trump says the era of ''strategic patience'' with Pyongyang is over. He declined to answer a reporter who asked if he would apologize to MSNBC's Mika Brezinski over Thursdfay's controversial tweet. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missiles program required a "determined response," and that the era of "strategic patience" with North Korea's government had ended. "The era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime has failed. ... Frankly, that patience is over," Trump said in the White House Rose Garden in a joint appearance with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. "We're working closely with South Korea and Japan, as well as partners around the world, on a range of diplomatic, security and economic measures to protect our allies and our own citizens from this menace known as North Korea," Trump said.

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"Strategic patience" with North Korea is over: Trump

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 02:07