Trump says he has "no problem" with the recent North Korean missile launches
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Trump says he has "no problem" with the recent North Korean missile launches

"This is not a problem for me, we will see what happens, but short-range missiles are very standard," Trump told reporters at the White House, in a statement ahead of Friday's announcement by North Korea's Yonhap news agency that North Korea had launched unspecified short-range projectiles.   Last week, Trump said that short-range missile tests by North Korea did not pose any threat to the United States.   North Korea on July 25 test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles in a first since leader Kim Jong-un's meeting with Trump at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the Koreas in June, where they agreed to resume stalled denuclearization talks.   Despite Pyongyang’s calling the tests a “solemn warning” to its southern neighbors, Trump said that “they’re short range missiles, and many people have those missiles.”   North Korea is reportedly furious over joint US-South Korean military exercises scheduled to start next week, and some independent observers say the launches are intended to increase pressure on Washington.                                                                                                                                                                     The US State Department has said Pyongyang should refrain from further provocations and that it looked forward to resuming working-level talks on North Korea's denuclearization.   As a precondition, North Korea says it would only come to the negotiating table when the joint US-South Korean military exercises end.  

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