President Donald Trump is scheduled to travel to five countries in Asia in November to participate in regional summits.
Trump will visit Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, as well as Hawaii during the planned 11-day trip.
“The president’s engagements will strengthen the international resolve to confront the North Korean threat”, the White House statement said.
Recently, President Trump and North Korea have engaged in heated rhetoric. During a speech given to the United Nations, President Trump said that North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, “is on a suicide mission”.
The North Korean leader replied in a statement where he vowed to “tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire”.
President Trump’s visit to Asia will see him attempt to rally North Korean neighbors, including China, to apply economic pressure in efforts to have North Korea abandon its nuclear and missile programs.