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Pence calls on Biden to show 'strength' on North Korea and China

Added 10-16-21 03:22:02pm EST - “Former Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said the Biden administration should apply ?maximum pressure' on North Korea but keep open the possibility of talks with its leader Kim Jong Un, replicating the approach President Trump…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Pence calls on Biden to show ‘strength’ on North Korea and China”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said the Biden administration should apply ‘maximum pressure’ on North Korea but keep open the possibility of talks with its leader Kim Jong Un, replicating the approach President Trump used to engage the dictator.

“The truth is that weakness arouses evil,” Mr. Pence told dignitaries from South Korea and Japan at a virtual gathering Saturday. He also stressed that America must firmly stand up for allies across Asia in the face of China‘s growing assault on freedom, democracy and human rights.

The former vice president focused mainly on North Korea during a keynote speech hosted by “Think Tank 2022,” an initiative sponsored by The Washington Times Foundation and the Universal Peace Federation (UPF). This global nongovernmental organization operates in general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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Mr. Pence also warned the Biden administration against reverting to so-called “Strategic Patience” on North Korea — a reference to years of waffling by the former Bush and Obama administrations. During their tenures, the Kim regime built up its nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) arsenals.

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