WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would be disappointed if North Korea were to resume weapons testing, and reiterated that he had a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“I would be surprised in a negative way if he did anything that was not per our understanding. But we’ll see what happens,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “I would be very disappointed if I saw testing.”
The Republican president’s comments come after a second summit between him and Kim collapsed last week over differences on U.S. demands for denuclearization and North Korea’s demand for sanctions relief.
Two U.S. think-tanks and Seoul’s spy agency said this week that North Korea was rebuilding a rocket launch site, and there have been reports of new activity at a factory that produced North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States.