Trump: ‘Very Disappointed’ if North Korea Resumes Nuclear Testing
U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be “very disappointed” if North Korea is resuming nuclear testing after his recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump made the comments to reporters Friday as he prepared to travel to Alabama to view tornado damage. He said he has greatly improved U.S. relations with North Korea during his time in office.
“Look, when I came in,” he said, “under the Obama administration, North Korea was a disaster. You were going to war, folks, whether you know it or not … I inherited a mess.”
He continued, “Right now you have no testing, you have no nothing. Let’s see what happens, but I would be very disappointed if I saw testing.”
North Korean state media said for the first time on Friday that the summit made no advances and its people were blaming the U.S. for the lack of an agreement.
Trump and Kim met last week in Vietnam in a summit meant to reach an agreement on North Korean denuclearization. But the meeting broke down over an impasse regarding how many sites North Korea would shut down.
Following the summit, South Korean newspapers reported there was evidence of new activity at the Sohae long-range rocket site, a site Kim agreed last year to shut down as part of confidence-building measures with the United States.