Donald Trump says he ‘respects’ Kim Jong-un – as it was confirmed the North Korean leader has ordered the production of more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips.
The US President expressed cautious optimism about a possible improvement in relations with the secretive country after months of mounting tension over its weapons programmes.
He told a rally in Phoenix, Arizona: “I respect the fact that he is starting to respect us.
“And maybe – probably not, but maybe – something positive can come about.”
A report about Kim’s visit to a chemical institute also came not long after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to make a peace overture to Pyongyang.
He welcomed what he called the recent restraint shown by the reclusive North.
Kim was briefed about the process of manufacturing intercontinental ballistic missile warhead tips and solid-fuel rocket engine during his tour of the Chemical Material…