US VICE-president Mike Pence has threatened North Korea with an “overwhelming response” if Kim Jong-un uses nuclear weapons.
Donald Trump’s number two has issued the stark warning to Pyongyang during a visit to South Korea today.
During a trip to the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ), Pence said “strategic patience” with North Korea is over.
His explosive comments come 24 hours after supreme leader Jong-un was humiliated by the embarrassing failure of a missile test.
Tensions between the nations are still fraught as Trump said the US has “no choice” to build up military power “stronger than ever before”.
Now around 1,000 US fighter jets and pilots have teamed up with South Korea’s Air Force to prepare for war with the communist state.
South Korea’s Pacific Command (PACOM) announced the joint military drill on Monday.
The two-week Max Thunder exercise is one of the largest flying military exercises held annually in South Korea.
Pence branded the failed launch as yet another “provocation” and warned Jong-un not to test the patience of the US President.
He later added: “There was a period of strategic patience but the era of strategic patience is over.”
Full article: US send 1,000 fighter jets to North Korea’s doorstep and threaten ‘OVERWHELMING response’ (The Daily Star)