October 13, 2020 11:08
U.S. President Donald Trump was "really angry" about North Korea's unveiling a massive intercontinental ballistic missile in a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Workers Party last week.
Alex Ward at news website Vox tweeted Sunday, "Source familiar tells me 'Trump is really angry about [North Korea's] missile parade,' where new ICBM, domestically made truck launchers, etc. unveiled."
"Trump is 'really disappointed' in [North Korean leader] Kim Jong-un and has expressed that disappointment to multiple White House officials," he added.
Kim did not threaten the U.S. directly in a speech made on the occasion, but the regime unveiled strategic weapons aimed at the U.S. including a new submarine-launched missile as well as the ICBM. Experts speculate that the new ICBM could carry two or three nuclear warheads that would be capable of striking several American cities simultaneously.
That stark evidence of Trump's failure to persuade the North to denuclearize comes at a bad time for the president, whose hopes of re-election next month are already fading due to his mishandling of the coronavirus crisis.
The U.S. government has not yet commented officially on the parade.
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