Trump Unfazed by N.Korean Missile Launches

  • Arirang News

    July 29, 2019 09:12

    U.S. President Donald Trump has said he is not bothered about North Korea's firing of short-range missiles last week.

    "They're short-range missiles and my relationship is very good with [North Korean leader Kim Jong-un]," he told reporters at the White House on Friday. "We'll see what happens, but they are short-range missiles and many people have those missiles."

    When a reporter referred to Kim calling the missile launches a "warning" to South Korea and the fact that close U.S. allies are within striking range, Trump downplayed the rhetoric.

    "He didn't say warning to the United States," Trump said, "But they have their disputes. The two of them have their disputes. They've had them for a long time..."

    Kim on Friday said he launched the missiles to warn South Korea of going ahead with joint military drills with the U.S.

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