by Graham Pierrepoint
Just days after North Korea were thought to have initialized new nuclear testing according to media outlets, it seems that many world leaders and organizations are keen to try and retain a level of peace as much as possible. Both Russia and China are thought to have decided not to take immediate action – leaving the US to respond to Kim Jong Un’s latest statement in Pyongyang this week. President Trump has been vocal about the reclusive state since his stepping into office, and, during an address in Poland this week, appears to be keen to profess that the West is at further risk of its freedom being attacked by extremism from elsewhere.
During a keynote speech in Warsaw midweek, President Trump made the case for ‘terrorism and extremism’ threatening Western freedom – asserting that Russia should concentrate on joining ‘the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defence of civilization itself’. Trump’s speech comes ahead of a G20 summit in Germany – and it appears his words, made in Warsaw, Poland’s capital, went down well with the crowd. It is widely noted that Poland’s government supports a number of Trump’s views when it comes to immigration.
Trump has encouraged Russia to cease activity in Ukraine and Syria and instead to come together with other nations to protect against extremism heading West. ‘The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will survive’, asserted the President, while making it clear that he wished for other nations to step up and make a stand against the actions of North Korea. Trump’s words come ahead of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin – amid allegations that his own team supposedly supplied top Russian aides with information – and amid conspiracy theories that the Russian state had a hand in Trump’s election. At present, however, the allegations being investigated into remain murky – and it will remain to be seen just how Trump and his team will emerge from the saga.
Donald Trump’s stance against extremism and immigration has been lauded by his fans and supporters, but met with mixed concern around the world and even within his own Republican Party. Trump’s own status as President remains shaky following testimony from ex FBI Director James Comey, and it will remain to be seen whether or not The Donald can hold onto the top job for the remainder of his elected term.