President Donald Trump warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he could endanger his “special relationship” if his own regime began to behave fiercely or abandon his commitment to turmoil.
"Kim Jong One is too smart and has too much to lose, everything really, if he acts in a hostile way," Trump said in a tweet. "He does not want to annul his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere with the US Presidential Election in November."
North Korean announced Sunday that it had made a "very important test" at a long-range missile site, which was partially unveiled last year in phase.
Trump reminded Kim of his promise on Sunday and said that his regime had to "cleanclear" as promised.
"NATO, China, Russia, Japan and the whole world have united on this issue!" Trump said.
Satellite images showed that the structures that had been dismantled by Sohae Satellite Sailing Land had a rocket engine test stand, which experts believe is a center for the development of engines for an inter-terrestrial ballistic missile, following the Singapore summit. However, in March, information from South Korea reported that work was underway to re-establish the site.
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"Successful testing" Saturday was "significant" and will "have an important impact on changing the strategic situation" in North Korea, an unknown spokesman from the Northern Academy of National Defense Science said in a statement made by the country's official Korean Center The News Agency .
The North did not offer any data on the type of test. Kim Dong-yub, an analyst at the Seoul-Eastern Study Institute, told the Associated Press that it may have been the first test carried out by the regime on a solid fuel engine for an inter-territorial ballast missile. Its previous rockets used liquid fuels, increasing mobility moving to solid fuels and reducing the time required for launching.
Trump has taken up his relationship with Kim and expressed hope that the North Korea negotiations could bring up his nuclear weapons program. But at its second summit, which took place in February in Hanoi, both sides reached unrest, and since then the talks are still dead.
In April, Kim said that her regime would seek a "new path" if the US did not offer more in terms of reducing sanctions before the end of the year. In recent months North Korea has carried out a number of missile tests and has repeatedly reminded Kim of the end of year deadline.
On Saturday, the UN's ambassador to the United Nations, Kim Song, said that “cleaning” had already gone out of the negotiating table and that the Trump administration intended to “frustrate” a “hostile policy” on the regime.
When Sunday was asked how the US would respond if Kim resumed a nuclear test and a long-range missile launch, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said to Fox News that he did not want to address a hypothetical case but that his job was " t ensure that they are ready "and" ready to fight and win tonight, if necessary. "
"We have a high state of readiness now," said Esper.
But he stressed the importance of diplomacy and said, "The talks are always open."
"We want to negotiate," said Esper. "We want to clarify the point when we clarified North Korea."
During an interview on Christian Brothers' News “Next to the Nation” on Sunday, national security consultant Robert O Brien said he thought Kim was trying to honor his commitment to recreating nuclear testing and that his warn him ”would be a mistake on the North Korean side. "
Trump told his reporters on Sunday, he told reporters on Friday at the White House: "I was very surprised if North Korea acted hostile. I have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un." I know I have an election, I think he wants to interfere with that. "
Contribution: The Associated Press