US President Donald Trump has warned “twisted” North Korea that the international community will tolerate what he called the country’s “nuclear blackmail,” pledging to shore up support for “maximum pressure” against Pyongyang.
Trump made the remarks on Wednesday, a day after he wrapped a 12-day trip to Asia aimed at rallying pressure against the North’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
“I made clear that we will not allow this twisted dictatorship to hold the world hostage to nuclear blackmail,” Trump said in a televised speech, referring to his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.
During Trump’s visit, the two leaders pledged to implement United Nations Security Council resolutions against Pyongyang and to use his country’s economic influence over North Korea in order to denuclearize it.
“President Xi recognizes that a nuclear North Korea is a grave threat to China, and we agreed that we would…