Updated 6:31 PM ET, Fri June 30, 2017
President Donald Trump and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in at the White House, June 30, 2017. Photo: Xinhua
“The era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime has failed,” Trump said in a statement from the Rose Garden. “And, frankly, that patience is over.”
The remarks were the latest sign that Trump is growing increasingly frustrated
with the lack of progress in curbing North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, which top US officials have eyed with increasing concern in recent months.
The South Korean President’s visit to the White House came after Trump approved a series of measures designed to ratchet up pressure on North Korea — while also sending signals…