After North Korean missile launch, Trump still has confidence in deal with Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON – After North Korea fired a barrage of missiles early Saturday, its first tests in more than a year, President Donald Trump said he remains confident in negotiations with Kim Jong Un and that a nuclear deal is still possible. 

Trump contended that Kim would not do anything to hurt relations between the United States and the North, saying the North Korean leader did not want to “break his promise” when it came to the testing of missiles and nuclear weapons. 

“Anything in this very interesting world is possible, but I believe that Kim Jong Un fully realizes the great economic potential of North Korea, & will do nothing to interfere or end it,” Trump posted to Twitter Saturday morning. “He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me. Deal will happen!”

Trump’s remarks came hours after South Korea said the North had fired several missiles into the sea off its eastern coast. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff is analyzing the launch and aiming to identify the type of missiles, which they said flew about 125 miles in the direction of the ocean before landing in the water.

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