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Pence: US Dropping 'Failed' Policy in Dealing With NKorea

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By    |   Monday, 17 Apr 2017 07:46 AM

Vice President Mike Pence warned the U.S. is abandoning its "failed" policy of the past in dealing with North Korea but is still trying to bring economic and diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang, CNN reported.

"It was the policy of the United States of America during prior administrations to practice what they called 'strategic patience,'" he told the news network. "And that was to hope to marshal international support to bring an end to the nuclear ambitions and the ballistic missile program of North Korea.

"That clearly has failed. And the advent of nuclear weapons testing, the development of a nuclear program . . . even this weekend to see another attempt at a ballistic missile launch, all confirms the fact that strategic patience has failed.

"We're going to abandon the failed policy of strategic patience. But we're going to redouble our efforts to bring diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea. Our hope is that we can resolve this issue peaceably,"

Pence said the U.S. is counting on China to help force North Korea to take a step back.

"I know the president was heartened by his discussions with President Xi (Jinping)," he said. "We've seen China begin to take some actions to bring pressure on North Korea but there needs to be more."

Pence was in South Korea visiting U.S. troops, Fox News reported. While there he said the U.S., along with its allies, will achieve its objectives through "peaceable means or ultimate by whatever means are necessary" to stabilize the region.

And he told CNN, "I know the president of the United States has no higher priority than the safety and security of the American people."

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Vice President Mike Pence warned the U.S. is abandoning its "failed" policy of the past in dealing with North Korea but is still trying to bring economic and diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang, CNN reported.
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