Does Barack Obama listen to himself?
We are more than willing to engage in negotiations to get North Korea on a path of peaceful coexistence with its neighbors, and we want to encourage their prosperity. But belligerent, provocative behavior that threatens neighbors will be met with significant, serious enforcement of sanctions that are in place.
Does this mean that if North Korea continues down this reckless path, that their actions will be met by… continuing with the existing sanctions regime that failed to deter them? Or does it mean that once we determined that they are on this course, we will begin ‘serious enforcement’ of the sanctions that exist now?
Perhaps it’s option three: the President was speaking without the teleprompter again.