North Korea's nuclear and missile programs require a "resolute response" and Washington's patience with Pyongyang is over. This was stated by President Donald Trump at a meeting with his South Korean alley Moon Zhe-In, as reported by The New York Times.

He stressed that the strategic patience is over and it failed with regard to the North Korean regime.

Trump's position for uniting with the allies

The American leader urged other countries to join sanctions against the DPRK and noted that the US "will always protect itself and its partners." Washington, according to Trump, is working closely with Seoul, Tokyo and other partners around the world on a number of diplomatic, economic and security measures.

Earlier, Trump announced his readiness to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang when he "deems it necessary." On Monday, speaking in the White House after talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he also noted that the problem of the DPRK regime poses huge problems, and this is something that has to be solved quickly. He thanked India for having "joined the United States and imposed sanctions on the DPRK."

It should be noted that Trump made this statement the day after the imposition of sanctions against Chinese legal entities and individuals involved in illegal financial operations with the regime in Pyongyang.They were announced on Thursday by the US Treasury.

In early June, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution extending sanctions against the DPRK in connection with the ongoing missile launches.

The last test was carried out on June 9, that time the DPRK checked some anti-ship cruise engines. One more test was held on May 29, launching a ballistic missile, which is able to intercept the missiles of another country.

Last week, Donald Trump notified the Congress about the extension of sanctions against the DPRK. Particularly, the presidential decree of 2008, which deals with the production of weapons-grade nuclear fuel, is extended again.

The reply of the DPRK

Pyongyang, in turn, called Trump's policy "Nazism in the 21st century" and conducted regular tests of a new rocket, made for use in a huge ballistic missile.

The Ministry of State Security of North Korea then announced the disclosure of the conspiracy to eliminate the leader of the country Kim Jong-un. He allegedly wanted to poison a group of saboteurs penetrating into the country by the radioactive substance. In Pyongyang, they said that the authorities would "mercilessly destroy all terrorists" from the US as well as South Korea.

North Korea carried out five nuclear weapons tests, the latter was held on September 9, 2016. The DPRK authorities said that the atomic bomb was designed and tested to protect the state from "blackmail, threats and sanctions" from "hostile countries under the leadership of the United States."