Donald Trump’s remarks about the possibility of military action against North Korea and Iran, as well as a desire to bring peace to Syria, have drawn condemnation from the White House.
Trump’s comments, made during a speech at a meeting of the National Governors Association in Philadelphia, have also drawn criticism from both sides of the aisle.
In his remarks, Trump warned that “this regime is not going anywhere” and that “a total and complete defeat of this regime is going to take a tremendous amount of effort and effort on the part of the world.”
The U.S. has said it may attack North Korea in response to the North’s recent nuclear test.
North Korea said Friday it was conducting an intercontinental ballistic missile test, the latest step toward developing an inter-continental ballistic weapon.
It has said the missile was a hydrogen bomb.
Trump has not commented on North Korea’s latest test.
Trump’s State Department said it did not believe North Korea is capable of launching an interstate ballistic missile.
Trump also called for a boycott of North Korean products, saying it is the “worst trade deal in history.”
Trump’s State Secretary, Nikki Haley, said Friday the United States is not withdrawing from the North Korean economy, and she said the U.N. Security Council must act to “end the crisis.”
North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said Friday that President Donald Trump has not yet announced any policy on the U and North Korean issues.
Haley also said the North has a “great” economy, but said the situation on the Korean Peninsula remains complex.
In a statement, the U