President Donald Trump has said it makes sense for North Korea to “do the right thing” and discuss the possibility of giving up its nuclear weapons.
Speaking at a joint press conference Tuesday alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul, Trump said, “North Korea is a worldwide threat that requires worldwide action.”
He added that it made sense for North Korea to “come to the table,” and “do the right thing, not only for North Korea but for humanity all over the world.”
The U.S. president also called on China, Russia and other nations to “demand” an end to Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic weapons programs, before adding, “It’s time to act with urgency and with great determination.”
Trump has previously threatened “fire and fury” against North Korea but when speaking on the isolated regime’s doorstep, he appeared to adopt a more conciliatory tone. He said he “hoped to God” the U.S. would not need to deploy its military against Pyongyang.