US President: Washington is still ready to negotiate with Pyongyang

(VOVWORLD) - US President Donald Trump on Thursday indicated he “wasn’t happy” with North Korea’s recent projectile launch, the second possible missile test in less than a week, but said Washington’s relationship with Pyongyang continues. 

But he added that he didn’t think North Korea is “ready to negotiate.”  Trump later reiterated that North Korea has great economic potential and he believes Chairman Kim Jong Un doesn’t want to interfere with that.

Trump said the projectile was only a short-range missile, but the US is watching the situation very closely. North Korea tested on Saturday what experts largely agree was a short-range ballistic missile. North Korea said it conducted a “strike drill” for multiple launchers, supervised by leader Kim Jong Un.