US President Donald is confident in the Hermit Kingdom’s ability to keep a promise. On Saturday, he said that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un would not “break his promise,” after South Korea said Pyongyang had launched several unidentified projectiles into the sea. What promise he is talking about is yet to be seen, as the last conference between both countries failed in February.
“He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me. Deal will happen!” added the US president, in response to what could be Pyongyang’s first short-range missile launch for more than a year.
Trump’s statement came after North Korea fired several “unidentified short-range projectiles” into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbour to “stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean Peninsula.”
If it’s confirmed that the North fired banned ballistic missiles, it would be the first such launch since the North’s November 2017 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
That year saw a string of increasingly powerful weapons tests from the North and a belligerent response from President Donald Trump that had many in the region fearing war.
And the truth is, both world leaders are not known for their honesty. Which makes these types of “promises” pretty opaque. Moreover, this type of politcal escalation has been seen before, and North Korea has shown not to respond to economic sanctions. The problem with economic sanctions on states like North Korea are that they just pass it on to their citizens, who end up suffering as a result.
Furthermore, Trump has kept up his trend of siding with harsh, dictatorial rulers. The US president has praised ruthless leaders like Muhammad Bin Salman and Putin. This indicates the future America will go down if Trump stays in power.
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