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WorldNorth Korea's missile tests not 'breach of trust': Trump

04:55  11 may  2019
04:55  11 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

North Korea fires an unidentified short-range missile

North Korea fires an unidentified short-range missile The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has fired an unidentified short-range missile from its eastern coast.The firing Saturday comes amid a diplomatic breakdown that has followed the failed summit earlier this year between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the North's pursuit of a nuclear arsenal that can target the U.S. mainland. The Joint Chiefs of Staff says the North's missile was fired from Wonsan on the east coast. It says South Korean and U.S. authorities are analyzing the details of the launch.

Donald Trump has condemned North Korea for “disrespecting the wishes of China” after Pyongyang test -fired a ballistic missile despite rising tensions in the region. South Korea ’ s military said the test of the missile took place near Bukchang in South Pyeongan Province early on Saturday morning.

+ North Korea appears to have tested a new short-range missile – and President Donald Trump ’ s resolve to keep it from doing more of the same in the future. The test early Saturday was quickly played down by Trump and his top advisers

North Korea's missile tests not 'breach of trust': Trump© Jung Yeon-je US President Donald Trump said Friday that North Korea's recent missile tests were "short-range and I don't consider that a breach of trust at all"

US President Donald Trump said Friday that North Korea's recent missile tests were not a "breach of trust."

"They're short-range and I don't consider that a breach of trust at all. And, you know, at some point I may. But at this point no," he said in an interview with Politico.

"These were short-range missiles and very standard stuff. Very standard."

Trump says confident N.Korea's Kim won't 'break promise'

Trump says confident N.Korea's Kim won't 'break promise' US President Donald Trump voiced confidence Saturday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un would not "break his promise," after South Korea said Pyongyang had launched several unidentified projectiles into the sea. "Anything in this very interesting world is possible, but I believe that Kim Jong Un fully realizes the great economic potential of North Korea, & will do nothing to interfere or end it," Trump tweeted. "He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me.

The North has repeatedly tested missiles in breach of UN resolutions. Using sharp trajectories with high altitudes allows North Korea to avoid firing over neighbouring countries. Despite the ongoing tests , experts believe the North does not yet have the capability to miniaturise a nuclear warhead, fit

Pyongyang also says it plans to close nuclear test site as summit between North and South to be held on Friday.

Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles Thursday following an earlier drill on Saturday. The North had not launched any since November 2017, shortly before leader Kim Jong Un embarked on diplomatic overtures.

Trump, who has said that he and Kim have a good relationship, added that he might eventually lose faith in the North Korean leader.

"I mean it's possible that at some point I will, but right now not at all," he said.

Kim declared an end to the testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles during a rapid rapprochement last year, paving the way for his first summit with Trump in Singapore in June.

But a second summit between the two mercurial leaders in Hanoi in February broke up without a deal after they failed to agree on what Pyongyang would be willing to give up in exchange for sanctions relief.

Since then Kim has accused Washington of acting in "bad faith", and given it until the end of the year to change its approach.

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President Donald Trump will visit South Korea next month amid questions about his stalled nuclear talks with Kim Jong Un. The White House said Wednesday Trump would make the stop as part of a trip to Asia to attend the G20 summit in Japan. In South Korea, Trump will meet with his counterpart Moon Jae-in, who has encouraged his talks with Kim in an effort to tamp down tensions on the Korean peninsula. "President Trump and President Moon will continue their close coordination on efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea," the White House said.

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