North Korea responded to President Donald Trump’s speech in South Korea where he warned Kim Jong Un not to underestimate the US’s resolve. North Korea doubled down on its promise to build nuclear weapons, despite international calls for them to stop. The US maintains it will not let North Korea become a nuclear weapons state. Pyongyang has responded in its usual fiery fashion to Donald Trump’s speech to South Korea’s National Assembly, in which the US president warned North Korea not to test the US’s resolve.
Trump’s speech focused largely on the long history of North Korea’s human rights abuses and departed from his past rhetoric by offering Kim Jong Un and his people “a path to much better future” if it abandons its nuclear ambitions.