US President Donald Trump warned on Sunday, following Pyongyang's announcement of a "very important test" at a launch base, that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has "everything" to lose by being "hostile."
"Kim Jong Un is too smart and has too much to lose, all in fact, if he acts hostile," Trump said on Twitter in response to the indeterminate test at Sohae's satellite launch base.
Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. I have signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore. He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere …. https://t.co/THfOjfB2uERELATED
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2019
"North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, has enormous economic potential, but it must be denuclearized as promised," Trump said. "NATO, China, Russia, Japan and the whole world are united at this point!"
After a dangerous increase in tensions, the United States and North Korea began an unprecedented dialogue since the historic meeting between the leaders of the two countries in June 2018 in Singapore.
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But his second summit in Hanoi in February ended in failure: the president of the United States refused to begin lifting the sanctions imposed on Pyongyang in exchange for a simple start of the nuclear disarmament proposed by Kim Jong Un.
Since then, negotiations have stopped, despite the announcement of an imminent recovery made by the two men at a third most improvised meeting at the end of June, on the border between the two Koreas.
Donald Trump again congratulated his "very good relationship" with the North Korean leader on Saturday.
"I think we both want to keep it that way. He knows I have an upcoming election," he said, saying he would be "surprised if North Korea acted hostile."