US President Donald Trump said on Friday that in drawing up his red lines on North Korea, he embarked on the failed experience of his predecessor, Barack Obama, in imposing his “red lines” on Syria, Russia reported on Tuesday.
In an interview with Fox News, the US president was asked whether he had a specific view of the red lines in dealing with the North Korean issue. Trump explained that he learned from the situation in 2012 when Obama vowed to use military force to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to overcome the “red line” on the use of chemical weapons, but the US president has never fulfilled his promise.
“I’m not like President Obama, who painted what he said was a red line on the sand, and then many plagues came, but he never made that line,” Trump said. “In fact, I defended his red line on Syria instead from him”.
On the situation in North Korea, the US president said it was “very dangerous for us and many of our allies.” He said Pyongyang’s remarks were “very provocative.” So we have to see, I do not like to draw red lines, To act. ”
Trump said he did not need to draw red lines and then wait for them to be violated by Pyongyang or Damascus and would continue to use force without warning.
“They announced that they would go to Mosul after four months, then three months later, and then two months later, and next week, I asked: ‘Why do they say,'” said Trump, It was expected that the battle of Mosul is a flash, but it is still going on so far because the enemy was aware of their arrival.
“Simply do not talk about it, you have to do what you have to do without talking about it,” he said.