Will Trump invade North Korea

Kim Jong Un: North Korea continues missile testing

Immediately before the start of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, on various crises and conflicts in the world, North Korea again tested missiles. The military of the internationally isolated country fired two rockets from the eastern city of Sondok, said the general staff of the South Korean armed forces. The rockets had flown about 380 kilometers towards the open sea. It was probably another two short-range ballistic missiles - and thus the seventh test of this type since the end of July.

Tests with ballistic missiles of any range are prohibited by UN resolutions North Korea, which has also tested atom bombs several times. Such missiles are usually surface-to-surface missiles that can carry a conventional, chemical, biological or atomic warhead.

In the weeks before, North Korea had already used a military maneuver between the USA and South Korea as an opportunity for several missile tests. The government in Seoul viewed the tests in the isolated neighboring country as a demonstration of power that was intended to show the regime in Pyongyang's displeasure with the maneuvers in South Korea. However, the US and South Korea ended the exercises earlier this week.

However, the missile test comes at the end of a week in which the US special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, was in the South Korean capital, Seoul. He should find ways to resume talks between the two states.

Relationship with North Korea "really good" according to Trump

US President Donald Trump has described his country's relationship with North Korea as "really good" after its latest missile tests. "He likes to test missiles," said Trump of the North Korean ruler at the G7 summit. "Kim Jong Un was pretty straight forward with me." The US President is counting on Kim Jong Un, with whom he has met three times since June 2018, to resume negotiations on the dismantling of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.