Donald Trump on Sunday warned that North Korea could face a “very, very big problem” if the country did not change its policy.
The president said he was “very concerned” by the North’s latest ballistic missile launch, which was conducted near Guam, and called it “very concerning” that the U.S. and South Korea are not able to work together to stop it.
“If North Korea doesn’t do the right thing and stop doing the things they’re doing, I think it’s going to be very, very serious,” Trump said on CBS’s Face the Nation.
“It will be very difficult to do that.”
Trump added that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “quite upset” and “has been for a long time” over the launch, and that his government has “done nothing but destabilize the region.”
Trump has previously called North Korea a “state sponsor of terrorism” and a “rogue state.”
He also said that the United States is “locked and loaded” if it needed to act to protect allies and allies of the United Nations.
“We are not going to take any action against them,” Trump told CBS.
“They have done nothing but have destabilized the region.
They have destabilised South Korea.
They’ve destabilized Japan.
They’re destabilizing our allies, and frankly we’re going to have to take action against that country.”
Trump said the U and South Korean militaries will be meeting in the coming days to discuss how to counter the threat.
Trump also called the U-2 spy plane incident in Guam, which took place on the same day, “a real embarrassment” for the U.-2.
“The president of the U., I don’t know how he did it, but I just don’t think it would happen on this aircraft,” he said.