Citing Trump, North Korea Defends Ballistic Missile Tests  

Posted on August 10, 2019 7:50 pm
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U.S. President Donald Trump has said for weeks he has “no problem” with North Korea testing short-range missiles, insisting they are not a threat to the United States. It seems Pyongyang got the message.

North Korean state media on Sunday cited Trump’s comments, hours after rolling out what appears to be yet another new short-range missile system that threatens U.S. allies in the region.

In an article from the official Korean Central News Agency, a North Korean foreign ministry spokesperson blasted South Korea for criticizing its recent launches.

“Even the U.S. president made a remark which in effect recognized the self-defensive rights of

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