At an event in South Korea with former Vice President Mike Pence as a guest speaker, former US President Donald Trump slammed the Biden administration’s handling of North Korea. Several previous leaders and high leaders attended the weekend event in Seoul, which was co-sponsored by the Cambodian government and the Universal Peace Federation, a non-profit affiliated with the South Korean Unification Church, which is known for mass weddings and global business and media interests.
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Vice President Mike Pence, and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen were among those who spoke at the occasion. Trump made an appearance in a video recorded message being shown during the event on Sunday. He said that if I were president, a recent escalation that saw North Korean leader Kim Jong Un launch missile launches would never have happened. He further warned North Korea to not take any measures that might jeopardise what he called “the once-in-a-lifetime chance” that the two countries had worked so hard to establish over the past four years.
During Trump’s presidency, the North started testing of shortened weapons that threaten US ally South Korea. Kim has abruptly halted the nuclear testing and intercontinental ballistic missiles a year ago. During Trump’s administration, he met Kim three times. The diplomacy never recovered after their second encounter in February 2019, when the Americans refused North Korean proposals for a big lifting of US-led sanctions in return for a partial abandonment of its atomic warheads.
N.korea began the year by ramping up its missile testing, launching seven rounds of missiles in January alone. Experts predict that once China hosts the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the North would ramp up its weapons demonstrations in a bid to sway the Biden government, which has promised open-ended discussions but shown no willingness to yield on sanctions. As per the forum organizer’s, Pence said developing links between China and Russia pose greater dangers to their democratic neighbor’s during his speech at the weekend event.
As per the statement, he also advocated for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Pence met with Yoon Suk Yeol, a conservative presidential contender in South Korea, as well as foreign policy advisers from Lee Jae-ruling myung’s party. As per election insiders from both sides, the US congressman discussed North Korea.