Trump warns North Korea: ‘Do not try us’

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from CNN,

President Donald Trump issued a stark warning to North Korea during his address Wednesday to South Korea’s National Assembly, warning that provocative action would amount to a “fatal miscalculation” under his administration.

He cast himself as more willing than previous US presidents to use military force against Pyongyang should they continue threatening the United States and its allies.

“This a very different administration than the United States has had in the past,” Trump said. “Do not underestimate us. And do not try us.”

Trump delivered a stern and personal message to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, warning that continued nuclear provocations would result in his regime’s destruction.

Meanwhile, Pyongyang was closely watching Trump’s key speech, according to North Korean officials authorized to speak to CNN on behalf of the regime.

The officials told CNN’s Will Ripley ahead of the address that North Korea is not yet interested in talks with the United States despite Trump’s conciliatory tone in South Korea. US officials point out three American citizens are currently in North Korean custody, and any diplomacy would also need to involve discussions for their release.

According to officials in North Korea and the United States, diplomatic channels are still closed after Trump’s fiery UN speech in September. However, North Korea won’t rule out future talks, but still feels the need to prove their nuclear capabilities, which means more tests, the officials said.

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