Thursday, October 21, 2021

President Trump tweets that ‘very big progress’ being made with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that “very big progress” was being made with North Korea.

“As I have always said, if and when Kim Jong Un threatens the United States or our allies, he will truly regret it!” the President tweeted.

On Friday, a US official told CNN the North Korean government appeared to have fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast — and the weapon could be an ICBM.

The missile was fired from around a known North Korean submarine and traveled about 620 miles, the official said. This deployment of a submarine-launched missile, along with previous launches by the North, signifies an expansion of the country’s missile program.

North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Saturday said “the right to self-defense of the country shall never be denied,” after the KCNA news agency said it had conducted a submarine-launched ballistic missile test.

North Korea had previously based its ballistic missile program on mobile launchers. But recent tests have shown these launchers may be unreliable and require a more dependable missile.

KCNA said Saturday’s launch was conducted by the front-line Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army (KPA).

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