Just ahead of his 100th day in office, U.S. President Donald Trump said that a conflict with North Korea could be a possible outcome to the escalating tensions brought about by the country’s nuclear ambitions and missile testing, but a diplomatic solution would be preferable

By Kevin Lui
April 28, 2017 07:21 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump stands in the Oval Office following an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTS149CE

Just ahead of his 100th day in office, U.S. President Donald Trump said that a conflict with North Korea could be a possible outcome to the escalating tensions brought about by the country’s nuclear ambitions and missile testing, but a diplomatic solution would be preferable.

“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” he told Reuters in an exclusive interview Thursday in the Oval Office.

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Trump added that “we’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult,” telling Reuters that he and his administration are seeking a peaceful resolution to the North Korea question, in part by preparing a slew of fresh economic sanctions while not ruling out a military solution.

Read more at Reuters.

 

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