Obama warns he will not hesitate to use military force against North Korea as he visits US troops
Obama says he 'will not hesitate' to use force to protect the U.S. and its allies
North Korea recently threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear test
Obama mocked North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, saying 'Anybody can make threats... Anyone can show off a missile. That doesn't make you strong'
By AP and DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 22:49 EST, 25 April 2014 | UPDATED: 22:49 EST, 25 April 2014
President Barack Obama warned North Korea on Saturday that the United States 'will not hesitate to use our military might' to defend allies, showcasing U.S. power in the region amid China's growing influence and Pyongyang's unpredictable nuclear threats.
Obama's visit to Seoul comes as North Korea has threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear test, leading Obama to raise the possibility of further sanctions.
'The commitment that the United States of America has made to the security of the Republic of Korea only grows stronger in the face of aggression,' Obama said in a speech to some of the 28,000 American service members stationed in South Korea to keep watch on its northern neighbor. 'Our alliance does not waiver with each bout of their attention seeking. It just gains the support of the rest of the world.'