After North Korea announces a “very important” experiment that has been successfully conducted, the US president responds: “Kim Jong Un is too smart. If he chooses a hostile path, he could lose everything he has.”In the background: Negotiated nuclear negotiations
US President Donald Trump warned North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un, saying he could “lose everything” if he took hostile action against the US.” After North Korea declared it had “very successful and significant test,” Trump said she must disassociate herself with a nucleus.
“Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way… He signed with me in Singapore a nuclear agreement,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday, referring to the historic summit between US and North Korean leaders in 2018. “He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere with the U.S. Presidential Election in November.”
In response, North Korea insulted Trump by calling him a “thoughtless and sneaky old man.”
Former nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol, said in a statement “As (Trump) is such a heedless and erratic old man, the time when we cannot but call him a ‘dotard’ again may come,” Kim Yong Chol said.
“Trump has too many things that he does not know about (North Korea). We have nothing more to lose. Though the U.S. may take away anything more from us, it can never remove the strong sense of self-respect, might and resentment against the U.S. from us.”
Chol accused the Trump administration of attempting to buy time ahead of an end-of-year deadline set by Kim Jong Un for Washington to salvage nuclear talks.
Today, the state news agency in North Korea reported that Pyongyang was conducting a “very important” experiment, at the Sohae satellite launch site. She did not specify what the experiment was about. “The results of this important experiment will have an important impact on further change in our strategic position in the near future,” the state news agency KCNA said.
In the past, missiles were launched from the Suhai site into space, as well as rocket engine experiments. US officials said North Korea promised to close the site. Missile experts say that this time North Korea may not have launched a missile in the experiment, but tested a new engine. Hours earlier, Trump said he would be “surprised” if Kim acted in hostility against the U.S., noting that the relationship between the leaders is very good even though “there is no doubt there is some hostility.”
At the end of the month, Dead Line, which North Korea voted for in the US, would expire: It demanded that it waive the demand for unilateral nuclear disarmament, expecting significant concessions in negotiations – including on US sanctions. Pyongyang warned that the impasse in the two-state talks could soon open a “new chapter” in the relationship.
Yesterday, the North Korean ambassador to the United Nations said nuclear decomposition was no longer on the agenda with negotiations with the US, and that long talks were no longer needed with Washington. Today Trump wrote on Twitter: “To North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, There is tremendous economic potential, but it must separet from a nucleus already promised. NATO, China, Russia, Japan, and the whole world is united on this! “