Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday said that North Korea’s recent weapons 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,” AFP quoted Trump as saying. “These were short-range missiles and very standard stuff. Very standard,” the US President asserted.
Donald Trump also stated that Kim Jong-un and he share a good relationship, however, he emphasised that “he might eventually lose faith in the North Korean leader”.
The second summit between both the leaders took place in February in Hanoi. However, it didn’t work out as they failed to settle a negotiation. The leaders did not agree on what Pyongyang would be willing to give up in exchange for sanctions relief, the AFP report mentioned.
On May 9, North Korea welcomed a US envoy’s visit to Seoul by firing two missiles, the South’s military said, in Pyongyang’s second launch in less than a week as it seeks to up the ante in deadlocked nuclear negotiations with Washington. Talking about North Korea’s missile test then, Donald Trump said, “The relationship continues – but we’ll see what happens. I know they want to negotiate, they’re talking about negotiating, but I don’t think they are ready to negotiate.”
(With PTI inputs)