Trump says Kim is too smart for hostile act after ‘missile test’

President Donald Trump says North Korea’s leader “has too much to lose” to act in a hostile way, after the secretive state’s latest military test.

Kim Jong Un is believed to have ordered the “very important” test at its Sohae satellite launch site, a rocket testing ground that US officials once said the country had promised to close.

North Korean state media called it a “successful test of great significance” but did not specify what was tested.

South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff, which usually issues alerts if a missile is seen launching from North Korea, declined to comment.

Speaking hours after the apparent test, Mr Trump said Mr Kim was “too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way”.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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