Trump downplays a series of North Korean ballistic missile launches

  • 04/08/2019
Trump downplays a series of North Korean ballistic missile launches

President Donald Trump visited Twitter on Friday to minimize North Korea’s chain of ballistic missile launches and protect his leader Kim Jong-un.


“Kim Jong Un and North Korea tested 3 short range missiles over the last number of days. These missiles tests are not a violation of our signed Singapore agreement, nor was there discussion of short range missiles when we shook hands,” Trump wrote, adding that Kim “does not want to disappoint me with a violation of trust.”

“He will do the right thing because he is far too smart not to, and he does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump!”

Trump's tweets appeared the day after North Korea settled two short-range ballistic missiles at sea. Missiles do not seem to display a forward danger to the United States or its associates in the area, three representatives of the US Department of Defense told NBC News.

At the beginning of this week, North Korea introduced two ballistic missiles from the Khodo Peninsula in the province of South Hamgon on the east shore of the country. According to the South Korean news agency Yonhap, the shells turned out to be of a different type than the previous launches, said the national defense minister of South Korea, Jong Kyung Doo.


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