Saturday 15 June, 2019

Watch: Trump 'not bothered' by NKorea missile launches

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens during a news conference at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo Monday, May 27, 2019. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens during a news conference at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo Monday, May 27, 2019. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he is not "bothered at all" by recent North Korean missile tests.

Trump, during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is interested in economic development, and knows that development will not happen as long as he holds onto his nuclear arsenal.

 

Earlier this month, North Korea fired off a series of short-range missiles that alarmed U.S. allies in closer proximity to North Korea.

National Security Adviser John Bolton said violated U.N. Security Council resolutions.

The tests broke a pause in North Korea's ballistic missile launches that began in late 2017.

Trump also admitted that he disagrees with some of his advisors over whether the short-range missile tests violated U.N. Security Council resolutions, but said he concurred with Kim Jong Un's attack on a Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Trump said he agreed with Kim's claim that Biden is a "low I.Q. individual."

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