Trump, who is currently on an official visit to Japan, argued on Twitter that he has confidence that North Korea leader Kim Jong Un would keep the promise he allegedly made earlier to Trump.
North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Biden a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 26 мая 2019 г.
Earlier in May, North Korea tested multiple ballistic missiles from a location in the country's northwest. They flew eastward, over Japan, to distances in excess of 186 miles. Numerous countries condemned the missile tests, saying that Pyongyang violated UN Security Council resolutions.
Bolton, who is also currently on his visit to Tokyo with Trump, said Saturday that the recent missile launches by North Korea had been held in violation of the UNSC resolutions. However, Bolton stressed that the door to the third summit between Trump and Kim was open.
Since 2018, North Korea has been engaged in denuclearization talks with the United States. The North Korean leader and the US President expressed their commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula at their first bilateral meeting in Singapore last June.
North Korea has been subject to numerous UN sanctions over the past 10 years for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The sanctions aim at reducing the country's ability to develop its nuclear and missile programs and include a UN Security Council resolution that bans ship-to-ship transfers of refined petroleum products to North Korea.