President Trump calls North Korean leader a 'pretty smart cookie'

President Trump calls North Korean leader a 'pretty smart cookie'

But, speaking to CBS, Mr Trump said that Mr Kim must be a "pretty smart cookie" to keep hold of power in his country. And he was able to do it. "So obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie", Mr Trump said.

A contentious US anti-missile system based in southeastern South Korea can now defend against North Korean missiles, a South Korean official said Tuesday.

Washington has asked China for help in getting North Korea back to the negotiation table but has not ruled out military action to prevent Pyongyang from developing a nuclear missile that can hit the USA if diplomacy does not work.

Japan's helicopter carrier Izumo departs Yokosuka port on Monday, May 1, 2017, amid rising tension following missiles tests by North Korea.

But asked about the possibility of a United States strike, he would not be drawn saying it was a "chess game" which he hoped could be resolved without military action.

"I can tell you this, and a lot of people don't like when I say it, but he was a young man of 26 or 27 when he took over from his father, when his father died". "Perhaps they're just not very good missiles".

"We sternly warn that the North Korean government will continue to face a variety of strong punitive measures issued by the U.N. Security Council and others if it continues to reject denuclearization and play with fire in front of the world", the ministry said.

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That means, Lt. Gen. McMaster said, working to enforce current United Nations sanctions and perhaps ratcheting them up. He added: "It is a chess game".

Japanese media said the destroyer is set to escort the USA supply ship in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo later on Monday in the first such operation since it passed controversial security laws allowing Japan's military a greater role in overseas activity.

"Because developing a nuclear capability has to be matched to a delivery system. And it also means being prepared for military operations if necessary".

"I don't see this happening anytime soon". "He's dealing with obviously very tough people", Trump said.

They said the United States ship is expected to refuel other American warships, including the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group.

It flew for several minutes and reached a maximum height of 44 miles before it apparently failed.

When asked if the pressure Trump has applied to North Korea has worked, Trump stressed the importance of his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but seemed restrained in his condemnation of North Korea's latest missile launch.

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