July 11, 2020

Trump, Abe hoping to move past North Korean missile tests to resume dialogue
In break with Pentagon, U.S. President claims "no ballistic missiles going out"

Following controversial remarks over the weekend downplaying recent North Korean missile tests and siding with the country over criticisms of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, President Donald Trump on Monday again stressed he is not overly concerned with Pyongyang's latest missile launches.

Trump refused to characterize the tests as a violation of UN sanctions resolutions, and claimed he disagreed with other U.S. officials in the assessment that the May 4 and May 9 tests involved ballistic missiles.