Washington- In what officials are calling a “break” from the normally “level-headed” President, Barack Obama has threatened North Korea with a strongly worded letter should they continue developing Nuclear Weapons.
“We will not sit idly by as North Korea threatens its neighbors with war and weapons,” President Obama said Wednesday at a press conference in Mesa, Arizona. “Therefore, we plan to send Pyongyang and Mr. Jong-Il a letter if he should not heed our words.”
“The benefits of accepting our wishes are great,” Obama continued. “We offer economic support, we will not impose sanctions, and we offer our hand in friendship. But if not, we will send a very strongly worded letter that will not please anyone in North Korea.”
Obama continued, “I am speaking to you directly, Mr. Jong-Il, you will be red in the face when you read this letter.”
As tensions rise between North Korea, South Korea, and the United States, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has travelled to Seoul, South Korea to talk about a possible power struggle for Pyongyang.
While there, Clinton has denounced the Bush administration’s handling of the 1994 Agreed Framework between the United States and North Korea. The agreement, which ended North Korea’s bid continue its plutonium-based weapons program, was ended in 2006. At the time, the Bush administration accused Pyongyang of sustain a highly enriched Uranium Program.
“As a result, she said, the North had restarted and accelerated its plutonium program, allowing it to build a nuclear device that it had detonated in 2006.”