Trump Suggests He Has 'Very Good Relationship' With North Korea's Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile

In recent days, in a series of media leaks, US officials have spoken of the president's willingness to consider a limited preemptive strike on North Korea to change Kim's mindset, despite the risk of touching off a war.

Russian Federation has voted at the United Nations in favor of global sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program, while urging the West to show restraint and calling for talks over the issue.

The Vancouver meeting, aimed at increasing the USA -led pressure campaign against Pyongyang, was announced by Washington just after North Korea's last intercontinental ballistic missile test in late November.

On November 29, the North Korean leader said that his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after what he said was the successful test of a new missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States.

US President Donald Trump has signalled that he has developed a "good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, despite tensions between them.

Trump has in the past called Kim "short and fat" and "a bad dude". "I'm a very flexible person". I like him. He likes me.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster has been the most vocal of Trump's aides arguing for a more active military approach, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the military leadership have urged caution, stressing the need to exhaust diplomatic options, according to five officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.

As a result of Chinese help so far, Trump said he has not been tough on China as he would like to be.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the conference of cell chairpersons of the ruling party in Pyongyang
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the conference of cell chairpersons of the ruling party in Pyongyang

Trump has been of late more open, on more than one occasion, to having a dialogue with North Korea.

Despite the loss of nearly all trade, the impoverished North has pressed ahead with weapons development that Kim's regime sees as necessary for its survival in the face of USA pressure.

"It is of paramount importance to support every effort at dialog on the Korean peninsula, in order to find new ways of overcoming the current disputes, increasing mutual trust and ensuring a peaceful future for the Korean people and the entire world", Francis said.

Imports from the North shrank 81.6 percent to $54 million in December while exports to the isolated, impoverished country contracted 23.4 percent to $260 million, said a spokesman for the Chinese customs agency, Huang Songping.

"It is a big problem, and they should not have left me with that problem".

"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un", Trump told The Wall Street Journal. "I have relationships with people, I think you people are surprised", Trump said.

When asked whether he had talked to Kim, Trump replied, "I don't want to comment on it. I'm not saying I have or I haven't". "I don't want to comment on it".

Catalans planning to return exiled president - via Skype
However, the party that won the most votes, which supports the unity with Spain, poured scorn on the plan as Puigdemont is in self-imposed exile in Brussels and would be a "hologram president".

Related News:

  • Federal government awards San Diego $20 million for the homeless

    Federal government awards San Diego $20 million for the homeless

    In addition, homelessness among families with children declined 14.2 percent across the state since 2016. The continuum of care grants provided will give support to individuals and families across the state.
    Blaze Car Park Could Be Demolished

    Blaze Car Park Could Be Demolished

    A WREXHAM couple were told they would not be getting their auto back after a major fire engulfed a multi-storey parking facility. The horses were moved to safety inside the arena. "We are extremely thankful to the emergency services for their efforts".

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR)- Stocks Taking Toll on Performance Valuation

    After a recent look, we have noticed that the Piotroski F Score is sitting at 5 or above for Education Realty Trust Inc (EDR). Shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust ( FRT ) traded down $1.60 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $123.84.
  • Zidane's credit running out for failing to shake Real up

    Zidane's credit running out for failing to shake Real up

    Real Madrid are still without captain Sergio Ramos , who has suffered a setback in his recovery from a calf injury, per Reuters . The club also appears to have lost some strength in depth after Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez moved on in the summer.
    Kevin Gates Released From Prison

    Kevin Gates Released From Prison

    In 2015, Gates was charged with battery for allegedly kicking a female fan at a concert in Lakeland, Florida. Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates was released from an IL prison on Wednesday, according to a report.
    'Putin's slut!' Female protestor strips off as Czech President casts vote

    'Putin's slut!' Female protestor strips off as Czech President casts vote

    Zeman added, he was "honored to be attacked by a member of the Femen movement, which has also attacked the pope". A convergence of Zeman with Okamura was debated in the past.
  • Mississippi DOT joins Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    Mississippi DOT joins Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said human trafficking is deep underground, making it a challenge to address. Because human trafficking occurs behind closed doors, she says better awareness and understanding are important.
    Climate change turning sea turtle babies female

    Climate change turning sea turtle babies female

    When eggs hatch from sand that averaged 29ºC (84ºF) over the incubation period, they produce a 50-50 mix of males and females. That was an increase in more females being born over time, because the adult population has an 86.7 per cent female bias.
    No Official Confirmation From Pakistan on Suspension of Cooperation

    No Official Confirmation From Pakistan on Suspension of Cooperation

    On Friday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the USA has "had disagreements, strong disagreements on some issues, and we're working those".
  • Comparing Top Moving Stocks Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS)

    Comparing Top Moving Stocks Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS)

    Followill now anticipates that the pipeline company will earn $0.69 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.64. As we move closer to the close of the year, investors will be closely watching the next round of company earnings reports.
    PIL against Calcutta University's decision to award CM with D.Litt

    PIL against Calcutta University's decision to award CM with D.Litt

    If Banerjee gets D.Litt. award will be the first case of a serving chief minister getting the prestigious award. VC of North Bengal University has filed a PIL against the plans of Calcutta University .
    Will These Stocks Remain Hot? NiSource Inc. (NI), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ)

    Will These Stocks Remain Hot? NiSource Inc. (NI), Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ)

    Susquehanna Bancshares set a $207.00 target price on Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ ) in a research report released on Sunday. Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $24.74 million activity. (NYSE: STZ ) are $221.43 and $207.01.

Most liked

Mariah Carey Stole Meryl Streep's Seat at the Golden Globes
The pop star goes on to talk about finally meeting actor Steve Carell , 13 years after his notorious scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin where he screams her name while getting his chest waxed.

Villagers attack Bihar CM's convoy, securitymen injured
Kumar was not hurt in the incident but a few of his security personnel were said to have recieved injuries. Nitish Kumar is on a state-wide tour these days to learn the needs of the people for developing the state.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU)
Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles a report on Monday, November 28th. The shares now trade at $15.05 and have been able to report a change of 5.61% over the past one week.

Ethiopia to release all political prisoners
Dozens of people were killed in several bouts of violence between ethnic Oromos and Somalis in the Oromiya region past year . Present during the address were members of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front.

WPA3 Wi-Fi protocol aims to improve security in 2018
Evolving security threats call for change in network security standards, which is why WPA3 has been so highly anticipated. In the intervening period, the Wi-Fi Alliance will enhance WPA2 to ensure that it provides strong security protection.

Dust, not aliens, behind mysterious flickering star
Now, a team of 200 brilliant scientists confirms the reason behind this issue via a crowdfunded astronomy project on Kickstarter . On top of that, the amount of dust needed should be more than the star could have churned out, which is another mystery.

Microsoft shares pre-order details for the $319 Cortana thermostat
Unlike the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker which is powered by a customized version of Linux, GLAS runs Windows 10 IoT Core . Johnson Controls and Microsoft have teamed up to build a attractive smart thermostat called GLAS .

Unlocked HTC 10 now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update
The Mi A1 was launched in India for Rs 14,999, but after the recent permanent price cut, it is now available for Rs 13,999. Google , which has already faced dozens of complains with its newly launched Pixel devices is now once again un the news.

Flight of the Conchords Special Debuts This May on HBO
HBO confirmed on Friday that the "something" was the comedy special, which will premiere on the network in May. The show was praised by critics and beloved by fans, turning the cult favorites into an worldwide sensation.

Prince of Persia Creator Attempting to Resurrect the Franchise
Ubisoft is now focused on Assassin's Creed franchise which is still going strong with the launch of Assassin's Creed Origins. The game's creator is trying his best to make it happen. 'Chrissy, I know a few other people who feel the same way.

Hector Bellerin's foul on Eden Hazard was a penalty - Thierry Henry
Chelsea , who had recently gone ahead of Manchester United to second in the Premier League table, now stay third by a single point.

Hyundai invests in ride-hailing firm Grab
Firms such as Hyundai have apparently joined the likes of Softbank, Toyota Tsusho, and Didi Chuxing that had also invested in the current fundraising move by Grab.

'Black Jesus' procession draws 380000 in Manila
Dom Ramos, SVD as officiating priest. "I will be the hermano mayor again for the feast of the Black of Nazarene", Estrada said. The official also said that Estrada suspended work at the city hall except the department directly involved in the event.

Kelley Sells 35604 Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) Stock
MPC holds price to earnings ratio of 21.97 that presents much better indication for a stock's value than the market price alone. Among 33 analysts covering Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 18 Hold.

Lou Williams Drops A 50 Piece As Clippers Down Golden State
According to oddsmakers from online sports book, the Warriors are 12-point home favorites to knock off the Clippers , who opened as a 16.5-point underdog.