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tv   President Trump Patience with North Korea is Over  CSPAN  June 30, 2017 8:05pm-8:21pm EDT

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i hope through this summit meeting today, i hope that ever relationship can further develop into a more meaningful and fruitful relationship and desk relationship. thank you very much. trump: south korea is a good trading partner with the united states. strongationship is very and ever personal relationship , ourpresident moon personal relationship is very good. thank you very much everybody. thank you.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and the president of south korea. president trump: thank you very much. melania and i are honored to welcome president moon of south
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korea and his lovely wife, madam kim, to the white house. mr. president, let me be the first to congratulate you on your election. tremendous election victory. and also the people of south korea for providing such an incredible example of democracy for the world to see. it was very exciting. i must say. and congratulations. a this morning president moon and vice president pence laid a wreath at the korean war veterans memorial to commemorate and the 67th anniversary of the korean war. a beautiful ceremony. and in we will never forget that americans and koreans bravely you are fought and died together for a free korea. to the korean and american into the korean and american of them will veterans of that war, great people, we are eternally in grateful for your service and for your sacrifice. would more more than six decades and after our partnership was forged in the fires of war, the
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alliance between the united states and south korea is a cornerstone of peace and security in a very, very very security in a very, very dangerous part of the world. the link between our countries, cemented in battle, is now also download tied together by a culture, commerce and common values. phenomenon together we are you read facing the threat of the reckless and brutal regime in north korea, the nuclear and ballistic missile programs of that regime require a determined response. bob the north korean north the north korean dictatorship has no regard for you dictatorship has no regard for and the safety and security of its people or its neighbors and and has no respect for human life. and that's been proven over and over again. millions of north korea's own youmillions of north korea's own citizens have suffered and as a starved to death.
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you and the entire world just are witnessed what the regime in power did to our wonderful otto warmbier. warm and i thank president moon for expressing his condolences know what you on the travesty of otto's death. a our thoughts and prayers remain with his wonderful family. you the year of strategic patience, with the north korean regime, has failed. many years and it's failed. bravely and frankly, that patience is over. we're working closely with south you korea and japan, as well as and will partners around the will partners around the you world, on a range of diplomatic, and security and economic measures to protect our allies and our own citizens from this
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menace known as north korea. known as a menace known as north korea. united the united states calls on other regional powers and all a and responsible nations to join us in implementing an join us in implementing sanctions and demanding that the north korean regime choose a better path and do it quickly, and and a different future for as long its long-suffering people. now go our goal is peace, and stability, and prosperity is for the region. but the united states will he defend itself, always will defend itself, always, and we will always defend our allies. you will always defend our allies. on as part of that commitment, your work as part of that commitment, you we are working together to ensure fair burden sharing and support of the order that you united states military presence in south korea. burden sharing is a very important factor. a factor that's becoming more youa factor that's becoming more
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and more prevalent certainly in and more this administration. wil we're also working to creaa fair and reciprocal economic relationship. from the when the u.s.-korea trade deal was signed in 2011, to 2016, you know who signed it, you know who wanted it. our trade deficit with south korea has increased by more than $11 billion. not exactly a great deal. i was gratified to learn about the new investment south korean companies are making in the united states. this month there's a first shipment of american liquefied natural gas to south korea in a deal worth more than $25 billion. it's great. we will do more to remove barriers, to reciprocal trade and market access.
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we talked last night and today about some tough trade issues. like autos and steal. i'm encouraged by president moon's assurances that he will work to create a level playing field so that american workers and businesses and especially automakers, can have a fair shake at dealing with south korea. south korean companies sell cars in america, american companies should have that same exact privilege on a reciprocal basis. and i'm sure we'll be able to work that out. in addition i have called on south korea to stop enabling the export of dumped steel. these would be important steps forward in our trading relationship. very important steps. they have to be made. not fair to the american worker. if they are not.
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and they will be. our teams are going to get to work on these issues. and they're going to sign a deal that's great for south korea and great for the united states. mr. president, i'm thrilled that you are here today and deeply honored that you choose to go to the united states as your first foreign trip as president. i greatly enjoyed our dinner last night and the many productive discussions that we've already started having today. i look forward to working with you for many years to come, to strengthen our alliance, protect our citizens from common threats, and deepen the enduring bonds of friendships between americans and the great people of south korea. thank you very much, president moon. thank you. [applause]
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president moon: deep appreciation to president trump for inviting me to the white house and extending me such a special welcome. when i was elected president last month, president trump was the first foreign leader to give me a congratulatory call. after going such through such is -- such a tumultuous journey, the korean people finally achieved victory. the words of president trump conveyed the warmth of the american people's hearts for what we have accomplished in korea. we have surmounted, for freedom, democracy, peace and prosperity, toward which we have walked together for all the great
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alliance has achieved, you gave your consolation and support. once again, let me take this opportunity to thank you, mr. president, and the american people. in my first foreign conversation with president trump last may, he came across as a man of determination and pragmatism, leaving me a powerful impression. yesterday and today \[no interpreter audio] during my visit this time, president trump and i were able to forge friendship, as well as deep mutual trust. as we endeavored to tackle numerous challenges ahead of us, this will give us a solid
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foundation to rely on. first, president trump and i agreed that only strong security can bring about genuine peace. throughout u.s. combined defense posture, including deterrence, we concurred to strengthen our overwhelming deterrence. the threat and provocation by the north will be met with a stern response. the gravest challenge confronting our two nations is the nuclear and missile threat posed by north korea. president trump and i decided to place a top priority on addressing this issue and coordinate on relevant policies. through this end, our two leaders will employ both sanctions and dialogue in a phased and comprehensive approach. and based on this, we both pledged to seek a fundamental resolution of the north korean nuclear program.
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the north korean nuclear issue must be resolved without fail. north korea should by no means underestimate the firm commitment of korea and the u.s. in this regard. i also urge pyongyang to promptly return to the negotiating table for denuclearization of the korean peninsula. national security leaves no room for either compromise or con -- concession. on this occasion, the u.s. and president trump's firm resolve is noted. with great appreciation. the republic of korea will strive to strengthen u.s. capabilities, while building up its own capacity to defend itself. as we undertake these endeavors, bilateral cooperation and defense technologies will gather further traction. economic partnership between our countries forms an essential
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pillar for future oriented development of the alliance. we've both agreed on this. economic growth and job creation are promoted to ensure our peoples enjoy greater mutual benefits through the collective efforts we committed to make. third, as we fight against terrorism and other global challenges together, the alliance, as agreed by ourselves, will be broadened and developed in a global partnership, as we move forward, our two nations will work toward establishing high levels of this in diverse areas of interest. to make it happen, concrete actions will be formulated. i would like to take a moment to convey my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the american people and the grieved family, grieving over the death of mr. warmbier. i deeply sympathize with
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americans who are saddened that they were not able to defend their fellow citizen. as a former human rights attorney myself, i am keenly aware of the significance of human rights as a universal value of humanity, to make sure that this tragedy never repeats itself, our two nations will cooperate with a community of nations to promote human rights in north korea. i also invited president trump to visit korea this year and he graciously accepted my offer. mr. and mrs. trump's visit to korea will once again demonstrate not only our friendship, but also the intimate bond our peoples have come to foster through thick and thin. your visit will become yet another milestone in defining our partnership.
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i will see to it myself. once again, i send my sincerest gratitude to you and the first lady for such warm hospitality. thank you. [applause] president trump: thank you, everybody. reporter: are your tweets hurting your presidency? [inaudible]


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