U.S. President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a break in talks at the U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi on February 28, 2019.
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President Donald Trump said Saturday that a deal with North Korea ‘will happen,’ hours after the South Korean military said Pyongyang had launched “several unidentified short-range projectiles.”
Trump said he believes Kim Jong Un will do nothing to interfere with the “great economic potential” of North Korea.
“He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me,” Trump said. “Deal will happen!”
The South Korean military had originally said that the North had launched one missile. A senior Trump administration official told NBC News that National Security Advisor John Bolton had “fully briefed” the president on the situation.
In April, North Korea claimed to have “tested a powerful warhead” in the first public weapons test for the regime since Trump and Kim met for a historic summit in Singapore last year.
Trump and Kim held a second round of talks in Vietnam February of this year, but negotiations collapsed after Trump reportedly handed Kim a note demanding he turn over the North’s nuclear weapons and bomb fuel.