President Trump Says He Has a 'Very Good Relationship' With Kim Jong

  • President Trump Says He Has a 'Very Good Relationship' With Kim Jong

President Trump Says He Has a 'Very Good Relationship' With Kim Jong

He has also criticized China for supporting North Korea and urged them to increase sanctions on the nation. "I just don't want to comment". "The difference is I'm president, other people aren't".

In April, the Kremlin sent troops to the border of Russian Federation and North Korea as fears rose that Washington may attack Kim Jong-un, the Daily Mail reported.

There has been a possible thawing in tensions on the peninsula after officials from the two nations met face to face on Tuesday for the first time in more than two years in the border town of Panmunjom, known as "truce village", in the Korean peninsula's heavily fortified demilitarised zone.

"You'll see that a lot with me", he said, referring to his tweets attacking Kim. "I think you people are surprised".

The president declined to say whether he had spoken with Kim, telling The Journal: "I'm not saying I have or haven't". In the interview with the Journal, he said the combative tweets are part of a broader strategy, and that he is a "very flexible person".

Putin's praise follows President Trump boasting that he was responsible for the diplomatic developments.

Tunneling activities at North Korea's main nuclear test site have been stepped up, a USA -based think tank said Thursday, even as the inter-Korean peace talks resumed over the past week.

"I got to know (Putin) very well because we were both on '60 Minutes, ' we were stablemates, and we did very well that night". Officials in the Trump administration insist that there is no change in the policy of the United States, but it appears to be a tightrope walk.

He said Kim "is an absolutely competent and already mature politician" who has "solved his strategic task - he has a nuclear warhead and a global-range missile".

Without directly referencing the United States or Trump, Putin said he felt Kim had outsmarted his political adversaries.

"Now he's of course interested to de-escalate and cool the situation around it".

Kim, 34, has been locked in an increasingly bitter standoff with US President Donald Trump, with the pair trading threats of war and personal insults.

Intensive tunneling, as well as the presence of equipment and hundreds of personnel in satellite images from late December, "underscore North Korea's continued efforts to maintain the Punggye-ri site's potential for future nuclear testing", Frank V. Pabian, Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., and Jack Liu, researchers with 38 North, argue in a new analytical report.