North Korea unleashes series of missile tests

President Trump would rather gush about the letters he gets from Kim Jong Un than discuss Kim testing missiles that can hit Japan and U.S. bases

President Trump would rather gush about the letters he gets from Kim Jong Un than discuss Kim testing missiles that can hit Japan and U.S. bases

North Korea on Saturday conducted its seventh weapons test this year, firing two unidentified projectiles into the East Sea, on the same day that U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from its leader Kim Jong-un apologizing for those very same launches.

Apparently believing the dictator's explanation, the president went on to say that Kim expressed interest in restarting negotiations over North Korea's nuclear weapons program once these joint exercises are completed.

Trump said Saturday that Kim wrote in a "very attractive letter" that he wants "to meet and start negotiations as soon as" Seoul and Washington conclude the joint drill this month.

They could essentially neutralize South Korea's "kill chain" pre-emptive strike system and Korean Air and Missile Defense systems.

North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released several photos of missile test launches on Sunday.

The North has said other recent aunches were to protest U.S.

"They had better keep in mind that this dialogue would be held strictly between (North Korea) and the United States, not between the North and the South", it said.

The second round of denuclearization talks between Trump and Kim concluded in Hanoi in late February.

NC, 21 other states sue Trump administration over new coal rules
"It will accelerate climate change at a time when we desperately need action to reverse it". Obama's Clean Power Plan had been prevented from going into effect by previous litigation.

On Friday the USA president said he agreed with Kim's opposition to the war games -- albeit for financial rather than military reasons - and indicated the missile launches were not important. There have been no nuclear tests. "It was. also a small apology for testing the short range missiles, and that this testing would stop when the exercises end", Trump tweeted.

If Kim's missive to Trump is to be believed, remonstrations about the joint drills could be meant to justify the North's weapons tests before talks with Washington resume, potentially when the military exercise finishes at the end of this month. The missile tests have all been short-range.

While the North has been careful to avoid criticism of Trump, it stepped up its criticism of the South over the exercises in a separate report on Sunday.

"If Kim felt the missile tests could jeopardise the dialogue momentum, he would refrain".

North Korea's recent spate of tests began on July 25, when it launched two missiles that officials believe are modeled after Russia's Iskander and appear to be created to avoid USA and South Korean defenses.

Leif-Eric Easley, a professor at Ewha University in Seoul, said by appealing directly to Trump, Kim was "trying to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul" as Pyongyang seeks to break the alliance.

Washington ultimately did not abolish the drills, but it did agree with Seoul to scale down the major summertime exercises to a computerized command post exercise.

Recommended News

  • Tarantino defends portrayal of Bruce Lee in new film

    Tarantino defends portrayal of Bruce Lee in new film

    However, if they were engaged in hand-to-hand combat in the jungles of the Philippines, then Booth would come out on top. Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee, fired the first shot, though she was slightly understanding of Tarantino's artistic choice.
    India flood death toll rises to 227

    India flood death toll rises to 227

    Incessant rain and the consequent floods have caused widespread damage in Kerala with 83 dead and over 2.87 lakh people displaced. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that rains in Kerala could intensify in the coming days.

    3 World Series Contenders Nobody is Talking About

    Despite being loaded on offense, the Cardinals have been inefficient in 2019 and rank near the bottom-10 in runs and home runs. Louis has title-winning pedigree and are loaded offensively, but thus far simply haven’t delivered consistent results.
  • One police officer dead, 2 injured in shooting on California highway

    One police officer dead, 2 injured in shooting on California highway

    A CHP officer and a suspect were killed and two officers were seriously injured in a gun battle in Riverside, officials say. Police say the officers initiated some sort of stop with the suspect before the suspect and an officer exchanged gunfire.
    Orioles take 5-game skid into matchup with Astros

    Orioles take 5-game skid into matchup with Astros

    The Orioles open up a series tomorrow against the New York Yankees, who pounded them last week and have done so all season. Just one day after losing 23-2 to the Houston Astros , the Baltimore Orioles pulled out a dramatic walk-off victory.

    Why Is PrepAway Considered to Be the Best Platform for Exam Dumps?

    However, it’s not easy to tell which one of those sources offers authentic exam dumps that will help you pass your test. All you need to do is to identify the best site for exam dumps, and you will pass your certification test with flying colors.
  • Reliable Study Materials (from Practice Tests to Video Tutorials)to Prepare for Microsoft 70-480 Exam

    Make sure you check at least three different learning resources on every topic and go through the study materials several times. However, it is essential to note that the percentage on every topic is the approximate exam question weigh on each of them.
    Alejandro Giammattei elected president of Guatemala

    Alejandro Giammattei elected president of Guatemala

    Remittances from Guatemalans in the United States are a crucial part of the economy, reaching a record $9.3 billion a year ago . All three are under heavy pressure from the Trump administration to stem the flow of migrants heading to the United States.
    2 guards suspended and warden reassigned after Epstein death

    2 guards suspended and warden reassigned after Epstein death

    Mr Barr , the top United States law enforcement official, vowed to carry on the case against anyone complicit with Mr Epstein. Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department's inspector general are investigating Epstein's death.
  • Flaunt Your Style at Your Office with Graceful Jewellery

    This is why it is best to avoid jewellery that will draw unwanted attention and take away the focus from what you are presenting. A delicate diamond ring, a simple platinum or gold band looks great and works well with both Indian as well as western outfits.
    Country risk soars, traders dump assets as fears of Argentina default loom

    Country risk soars, traders dump assets as fears of Argentina default loom

    This, in turn, negatively affected the peso and pushed the citizens of Argentina to invest in cryptocurrency. The markets view Fernández and Kirchner, seen as free-spending left-wing populists, with deep suspicion.
    Norway mosque suspect rejects murder allegation: lawyer

    Norway mosque suspect rejects murder allegation: lawyer

    Philip Manshaus, 21, was charged with attempted murder as well as the murder of his 17-year-old stepsister, the BBC reports . He declined to comment on the content and source of the warning.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.