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Trump ‘not happy’ about N Korea missile test

AFP, Biarritz

US President Donald Trump yesterday said he was "not happy" about North Korea's latest missile test but played down the seriousness of the incident. "I'm not happy about it but then again he's not in violation of the agreement," Trump told reporters on the sidelines of the G7 summit after North Korea's Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a "super-large multiple rocket launcher", state media reported.

Pyongyang fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, Seoul's military said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks in protest at US-South Korean joint military exercises, which wrapped up nearly a week ago.

Trump has staked enormous political capital on personal diplomacy with Kim in a so-far unsuccessful effort to persuade the dictator to give up his nuclear weapons arsenal.

The latest missile tests could further thwart the resumption of the negotiations, which have been stalled since a second summit between Trump and Kim in Hanoi in February collapsed without an agreement.

 

Meanwhile, Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe in France  yesterday called North Korea's latest missile test a violation of UN rules and said it was "extremely regrettable".

"The launch of short-range ballistic missiles by North Korea clearly violates the relevant UN Security Council resolutions," Abe said alongside President Donald Trump, who contradicted him, saying the tests were not a violation.

"It was extremely regrettable for us," Abe said, on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.

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