Friday, June 15, 2018

Twitter reactions to the North Korea/US meeting, Day 3 and 4 (14 and 15 June 2018)

Day 3

Day 4

UPDATE - November 2018

David E. Sanger and William J. Broad wrote in the New York Times:

North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, a network long known to American intelligence agencies but left undiscussed as President Trump claims to have neutralized the North’s nuclear threat.

The satellite images suggest that the North has been engaged in a great deception: It has offered to dismantle a major launching site — a step it began, then halted — while continuing to make improvements at more than a dozen others that would bolster launches of conventional and nuclear warheads.

The existence of the ballistic missile bases, which North Korea has never acknowledged, contradicts Mr. Trump’s assertion that his landmark diplomacy is leading to the elimination of a nuclear and missile program that the North had warned could devastate the United States.

The President responded with the incomprehensible statement that the Times article describes facts he "fully know[s]" yet, at the same time, the article is "fake news."

UPDATE - July-Sept 2019

In late July 2019, North Korea fired two missiles into the Sea of Japan. South Korea’s National Security Council believed them to be a "new type of short-range ballistic missile."

In September 2019, CNN reported that "Pyongyang is, for the first time, actively using testing weapons to target weak points in the advanced missile defense system that protects the US, Japan and South Korea."

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