• STV
  • MySTV

Trump in stark warning to potential enemies amid Asia tour

US president warned potential enemies not to test America's resolve on the first stop of his tour.

Donald Trump spoke at Yokota Air Base.
Donald Trump spoke at Yokota Air Base. AP

Donald Trump has warned potential enemies not to test America's resolve on the first stop of his marathon tour of Asia.

Though he did not mention any countries by name, the president's speech on Sunday will widely be seen as a rebuke to North Korea.

Speaking at Yokota Air Base, near Tokyo, where thousands of US servicemen are based, Mr Trump described his nation's military as the "most fearsome fighting force in the history of our world."

Mr Trump, donning a bomber jacket, warned adversaries not to test his country's resolve.

Before his speech, the US leader described North Korea as a "big problem" that must "be solved".

Mr Trump with counterpart Shinzo Abe.
Mr Trump with counterpart Shinzo Abe. AP

Some analysts have suggested Pyongyang could use Trump's Asia tour as an opportunity to fire another missile.

A war of words between Mr Trump and counterpart Kim Jong-un has increased in ferocity over past months as the hermit regimes pursues its bid to become a nuclear-armed nation.

Mr Trump told the audience on Sunday: "Japan is a treasured partner and crucial ally of the United States and today we thank them for welcoming us and for decades of wonderful friendship between our two nations."

He continued: "Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities.

"No one, no dictator, no regime and no nation should underestimate, ever, American resolve,"

During his 11-day trip of the region, Mr Trump is also expected to visit South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

It is the longest tour of the continent by a US president in 25 years.

Following his speech, Mr Trump enjoyed a round of golf with Japanese premier Shinzo Abe and golfing pro Hideki Matsuyama.

During the game the US leader tweeted: "Playing golf with Prime Minister Abe and Hideki Matsuyama, two wonderful people!"

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. At least 6 characters please. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
At least 6 characters please
ShowHide
This field is required. At least 6 characters please.
You have to be 16 or over to join
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
Type your full postcode and select your address This field is required. It doesn't look like you've entered a valid postcode. Can't find your address? Confirm the details you've given us are correct by clicking here

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Any issues contact us.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.