President Donald Trump issued a warning to North Korea during a speech Tuesday before the South Korean National Assembly. Trump told Kim Jong Un’s “rogue” regime not to test the United States and its allies.

“Do not underestimate us,” the president said. “And do not try us. We will defend our common security, our shared prosperity and our sacred liberty.” 

Trump called upon the international community to “face the danger together.” He warned that the weight of the crisis would be on the conscience of any nations that enable North Korea or refuse to aid in putting an end to the threat posed by the regime.

“The regime has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness,” Trump said. “This would be a fatal miscalculation.” 

The president also delivered what he called a direct message to Kim.

“The weapons you’re acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in great danger,” he said. “Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face. North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather committed, it is a hell no person deserves.” 

Trump spent much of the speech comparing “flourishing” South Korea with the “prison state of [the] North.” The Kim regime, Trump said, was seeking “conflict abroad to distract from failure at home.” 

“I want peace through strength,” the president said said, adding that the U.S. was “completely rebuilding its military” by spending billions of dollars.

Trump’s Tuesday speech regarding North Korea was a much-anticipated portion of his Asia tour as leaders and the general public waited to see what he would say about the nuclear threat. Trump and Kim have exchanged increasingly heated threats in recent months, as the president called the North Korean leader “rocket man” and promised “fire and fury” like the world has never seen should the nuclear threat continue. 

Trump’s Asia tour was set to last two weeks. He was expected to head to China after South Korea to meet with President Xi Jinping who he congratulated on his recent “great political victory.” 

Trump Korea Speech President Donald Trump (R) holds a glass as South Korea's President Moon Jae-In (C) talks to First Lady Melania Trump during a state dinner at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Nov. 7, 2017. Photo: Getty Images

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