The Vice President said that Washington will increase pressure on Pyongyang until it “once and forever” will not abandon its nuclear missile program
TOKYO â€“ Vice-President Mike Pence said Thursday that the United States will exercise “vigilance and determination” in the face of nuclear threats to the DPRK.
However, he repeated the warning to the administration trump that although she seeks peace, “considered all options”.
Pence said this in a speech to soldiers of the Yokota airbase West of Tokyo, after visiting the base and meeting with the commander of U.S. forces in Japan, Lieutenant General of the air force Jerry Martinez, who informed him about the possibilities of the database, if “diplomacy fails”.
Pence said that North Korea has replied to the attempts of the world to have a relationship with her broken promises and provocations. He reiterated that the United States will continue to strengthen “campaign maximum pressure” as long as North Korea will not abandon its nuclear missile program.
The Vice President also welcomed leaders of the Senate agreement on a budget bill that will increase military spending. According to Pence, the government will continue to strengthen the armed forces, providing military personnel required resources and training to perform assigned tasks.
From Japan, the Pens sent to South Korea where he will hold talks with President moon Jae-in and will lead the U.S. delegation at the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Speaking after a meeting with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on Wednesday, Pence said that the United States will continue to exert pressure on North Korea until it “once and for all will not abandon its program to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles”.
The Vice-President did not specify which sectors may be hit by sanctions or when they can be declared.