Trump Pleased As N. Korea Seen Dismantling Launch Site Parts

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FILE – In this June 12, 2018, file photo, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. North Korea’s vitriolic criticism of the U.S. following the first round of nuclear negotiations went out of […]

President Donald Trump is expressing appreciation to North Korea for apparently beginning to dismantle key parts of its main satellite launch site, even as his top diplomat said the development would have to be confirmed by experts.
    
Trump says new satellite photos indicating the North has begun to take down facilities at the Sohae site are a sign that the “fantastic” summit he held last month in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “seems to be going very well.”
    
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, expressed a note of caution. He says that while such a step would be “entirely consistent” with the pledges that Kim made to Trump – it would have to be confirmed by international inspectors.
 

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