US Vice-President Mike Pence has said that America’s era of strategic patience with North Korea is over. He made the remarks at the demilitarised zone, the area dividing the two Koreas, during a visit to South Korea to reaffirm ties. His visit comes amid escalated tensions on the peninsula, with heated rhetoric from both North Korea and the US. Mr. Pence arrived in Seoul yesterday, hours after North Korea carried out a failed missile launch.
Today, the US and South Korea launched a joint air force military exercise to ensure readiness against North Korea.