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Trump Thinks Kim Won’t Break Promise, But Do You Believe Him?

Trump Thinks Kim Won’t Break Promise, But Do You Believe Him?

Hussain Saeed

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.

“Anything in this very interesting world is possible, but I believe that
Kim Jong Un fully realises the great economic potential of North Korea, &
will do nothing to interfere or end it,” Trump tweeted.

“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

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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