As he has before, Trump criticized past administrations for not acting more forcefully on North Korea, though he did not specify whether he meant shutting down the nation's nuclear weapons program or dealing with human rights violations, or both. His damaged limbs were amputated without anesthesia, and he was tortured by North Korean authorities.
Most Koreans from either side of the border and the worldwide community have described these steps as positive, especially when a peaceful solution to the nuclear crisis on the peninsula seemed far away.
Since taking office, President Donald Trump has distanced himself somewhat from the two-state solution - the outcome favored by the worldwide community, including Trump's predecessors, for the past two decades.
"Having said that, we also have said that all options are on the table and by all options, it has to include military options". There has been a rumour mill doing rounds within the Trump administration that the USA armed forces are planning the execution of a preventive or limited strike against Kim Jong Un's regime.
Ji has made it his mission to tell the world about the oppressive North Korea regime and runs a group that advocates for human rights.
The North Koreans are the second and final batch of 22 athletes from their country who have won special entries from the International Olympic Committee for the February 9-25 games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The physical facilities may have been satisfactory, but the internet service was slow, despite North Korea charging the visitors $4.60 every 30 minutes, said the pool report, with some journalists giving up on using it altogether.
"I think the US president is wisest when he applies maximum pressure on the North".
North Korean flags also flew during the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, the last time the North sent a big delegation to a sporting event across the border.
Military leaders, on the other hand, have admitted that the U.S. military was in the midst of planning out and drilling for the prospect of war with North Korea.
"Let's cut the rhetoric, let's cut the tension, let's cut the nonsense and bravado, and let's get busy and start following what the South Koreans are doing in finding openings with the North", he told Defense News.
Guterres travels to South Korea on Wednesday.