Trump to ‘confront North Korea threat’ on Asia tour

US President Donald Trump will travel to five Asian countries in November to participate in regional summits, the White House has announced.

He will visit Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines and the US state of Hawaii for an 11-day trip.

“The president’s engagements will strengthen the international resolve to confront the North Korean threat”, the White House statement said.

North Korea and the US have engaged in heated rhetoric in recent months.

The Asian country conducted its sixth nuclear test despite international condemnation.

At a speech to the United Nations earlier this month, Mr Trump threatened to annihilate North Korea, saying the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un,” is on a suicide mission”.

In exchange, Mr Kim in a rare statement, vowed to “tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire”.

Source: BBC