US President Donald Trump said he had very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that the missile test by North Korea wasn’t aimed at the US.
North Korea missile test
Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan also called the East Sea. North Korea said that the missile launch was a warning to the South Korea that was importing weapons and conducting joint military drills especially with US.
It was the first missile test since Trump met Kim last month and the two leaders agreed to revive the denuclearization talks. The talks stalled last after a failed summit between the two leaders in February 2019.
Trump’s stand on North Korea
US President Trump doesn’t see North Korea’s missile test as a threat to America. He said that they were standard missiles and many countries have those missiles. America was watching the developments, maintained Trump. He categorically said that the issue between North and South Korea is a bilateral one. Also, he stressed the point that Kim didn’t mention that the missiles were for US.
UN’s stand on North Korea
UN Security Council has banned North Korea from conducting ballistic missile tests but Pyongyang considers the UNSC resolutions as infringement on its right to self-defense.
Trump and Kim meeting
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeotold Fox News that fresh talks were still possible and that the two leaders could meet in a couple of weeks. But he gave no date and time of any meeting.