Connect with us

The Guardians of Democracy

The Guardians of Democracy

‘I Am With Him’: Trump Backs Kim After North Korea Fires ‘Short-Range Projectiles’ Toward Japan

NEWS

‘I Am With Him’: Trump Backs Kim After North Korea Fires ‘Short-Range Projectiles’ Toward Japan





President Trump on Saturday voiced his firm support in North Korea’s Kim Jong Un after the country fired multiple projectiles towards Japan on Saturday despite ongoing nuclear negotiations.

“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. Deal will happen!” he added.



South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the projectiles traveled up to 125 miles before falling into the sea between North Korea and Japan.

The launch comes weeks after North Korea announced it had conducted a test launch of a “new-type tactical guided weapon” that was personally overseen by Kim. It also comes after Trump and Kim’s February summit in Vietnam, which failed to produce a nuclear deal.

“Clearly, Pyongyang is frustrated with the conclusion of the recent summit with Washington in Vietnam that did not produce any breakthrough,” Harry J. Kazianis, the director of Korean Studies at the Center for the National Interest, said in a statement Friday night.

“It also seems clear that North Korea is angry over what appears to be a lack of flexibility in the Trump Administration’s position on relieving sanctions, sticking to a policy of ‘maximum pressure,'” he added.





Comments

More in NEWS

To Top