NO ONE SEEMS TO AGREE WITH DONALD TRUMP THAT NORTH KOREA MISSILE TESTS DID NOT VIOLATE U.N. RESOLUTIONS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

NO ONE SEEMS TO AGREE WITH DONALD TRUMP THAT NORTH KOREA MISSILE TESTS DID NOT VIOLATE U.N. RESOLUTIONS

The apparent chaos at the top of America's foreign policy apparatus came into sharp focus again on Wednesday, as the State Department undermined President Donald Trump’s controversial defense of recent North Korean weapons tests.

The two short-range missile tests conducted earlier this month come amid stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang on sanctions relief and denuclearization on the Korean peninsula. Combined with the seizure of a North Korean tanker suspected of violating international sanctions on the secretive state, these developments have undermined improving relations between the two historic adversaries.

The diplomatic thaw between the U.S. and North Korea is one of President Donald Trump’s proudest foreign policy achievements—though exactly how much has been achieved is up for debate. And despite stalled talks and an increasingly vicious war of words between the two nations, Trump appears determined to ignore anything that might threaten what he considers a huge foreign policy win.

Speaking during last weekend’s state visit to Japan, Trump was asked whether he was bothered by the missile tests conducted by North Korea. “No, I'm not. I am personally not,” he replied. The president added that he was “very happy” with progress on North Korea, despite the collapse in talks.

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