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Bolton says Trump is “quite disappointed” by reports North Korea is planning a new missile test

President Trump's supreme national security advisor John Bolton repeated on Sunday that the White House would be "quite disappointed" if North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to carry out a new missile test despite the progress made by Washington's takeover to Pyongyang. 19659002] The absence of any missile samples from the so-called Eremitic Empire pointed out a "positive sign," Bolton pointed to the recent talks held in Vietnam between Trump and Kim as a sign of progress in easing tension and restoring stability. to that part of Asia – even though the calls went down. "As the president said he would be quite disappointed if Kim Jong Un went ahead and did such a thing, Bolton told ABC News" "This Week." "The President said repeatedly, he feels the absence of nuclear tests the absence of ballistic missile launches is a positive sign and he has used it as part of his attempt to convince Kim Jong Un that he must go for what the president called the big deal &#821 1; complement the denuclearisation. " NORTHERN REBUILDING ROCKET LAUNCHING THE FIELD SUMMARY, REPORTING Bolton would not confirm reports based on commercial satellite images that North Korea makes movements and say he would rather not go into specific things. But he says the US government is constantly looking at North Korea and that "nothing in the scatter game surprises me anymore." Bolton's comments come just days after Trump himself said he was "a little disappointed" by reports on new activity…

President Trump’s supreme national security advisor John Bolton repeated on Sunday that the White House would be “quite disappointed” if North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to carry out a new missile test despite the progress made by Washington’s takeover to Pyongyang. 19659002] The absence of any missile samples from the so-called Eremitic Empire pointed out a “positive sign,” Bolton pointed to the recent talks held in Vietnam between Trump and Kim as a sign of progress in easing tension and restoring stability. to that part of Asia – even though the calls went down.

“As the president said he would be quite disappointed if Kim Jong Un went ahead and did such a thing, Bolton told ABC News” “This Week.” “The President said repeatedly, he feels the absence of nuclear tests the absence of ballistic missile launches is a positive sign and he has used it as part of his attempt to convince Kim Jong Un that he must go for what the president called the big deal &#821

1; complement the denuclearisation. ”

NORTHERN REBUILDING ROCKET LAUNCHING THE FIELD SUMMARY, REPORTING

Bolton would not confirm reports based on commercial satellite images that North Korea makes movements and say he would rather not go into specific things.

But he says the US government is constantly looking at North Korea and that “nothing in the scatter game surprises me anymore.”

Bolton’s comments come just days after Trump himself said he was “a little disappointed” by reports on new activity at a North Korean missile research center and long-distance rocket and that time will tell us the US diplomacy with the recurring country will succeed.

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South Korea’s military said it closely monitors North Korean cores r and missile facilities after the country’s spy agency told lawmakers that new activity was discovered at a research center where the Nordic countries are believed to build long-distance missiles targeting the US mainland.

Defense Department spokesman Choi Hyun-soo said the US and South Korean military share information on developments at the North Missile Research Center in Sanumdong on the outskirts of the capital Pyongyang and on a separate long-range rocket site.

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Asked if he was disappointed with the new activity, Trump told reporters at the White House that he was “a little disappointed.” Then he said that time will determine the future of US efforts to get North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to give up his quest for nuclear weapons in exchange for sanctions that pose economic growth.

“We’ll notify you in a year,” Trump told reporters.

Trump has favored direct negotiations with Kim, but the next stage of negotiations is likely to be conducted at lower levels. Trump’s envoy to North Korea, Steve Biegun, had lunch Wednesday at the state department with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea. The South Koreans have suggested half-time talks with the United States and North Korea to put nuclear diplomacy back on track.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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