For the former President of the United States, Pyongyang who developed a program of armaments and shipping of these weapons, "represents a significant threat not only for the region but also for the world."
Former US President Barack Obama spoke on North Korea
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Former US President Barack Obama spoke about North Korea.
North Korea represents a" real threat " for which the only remedy is international cooperation, said the former US president Barack Obama on a visit to Japan on Sunday, Obama said Washington must ensure the presence of defense systems. missile defense to protect the region from possible attacks [North Korean ballistics]
"North Korea is a real threat," he said in a speech in Tokyo. It has developed a program of armaments and shipping of these weapons "which represents a significant threat not only for the region but also for the whole world". "For now, we have not seen as much progress as we could have hoped for, but the important thing to recognize is that no single country can solve this problem as effectively as if we all work together, "the former occupant of the White House pointed out.
" If disconnected from the rest of the world "
North Korea is" a country that is so far removed from the international norm and so disconnected from the rest of the world " world "that it is particularly difficult to put pressure on it, he also noted. Under his presidency, Washington observed a policy of "strategic patience" with Pyongyang in the hope that the sanctions would make him see reason and force him to give up his nuclear ambitions.
But during this period, the progress made by the North Korea's nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles have largely demonstrated the ineffectiveness of sanctions policy. Obama touring Asia, which has already taken him to Singapore, New Zealand and Australia