Not worried about short-range missiles fired by North Korea, says Donald Trump

Donald Trump said the missile launches did not violate any promises Kim Jong-un had made to him.

Trump was asked about the missile launches as he left the White House on a trip to Ohio.

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he was not worried about missiles being tested by North Korea, calling them very standard, short-range devices.

Trump was asked about the missile launches as he left the White House on a trip to Ohio.

US officials said it appeared Pyongyang had launched new projectiles on Thursday similar to those fired earlier in the week.

Asked whether North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was testing him by carrying out a third missile test in recent days, Trump told reporters: “I think it’s very much under control, very much under control.”

Trump added the missile launches did not violate any promises Kim had made to him.

They were “short-range missiles,” Trump said. “We never made an agreement on that. I have no problem. We’ll see what happens. But these are short range missiles. They are very standard.”