TEHRAN, August 24- AUS President Donald Trump has reportedly proclaimed that the United States has a really good relationship with North Korea and that its leader Kim Jong-un has been “pretty straight” with him.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC) -“Kim Jong-un has been ... pretty straight with me,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday after Pyongyang test-fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, Reuters reported Saturday citing South Korean military authorities.
Trump’s remarks came as North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho announced his country’s readiness for both dialogue and confrontation with the US, warning Washington that continuing unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang will be a" miscalculation."
"If the US is still dreaming of achieving everything with sanctions, we must either let it dream on or shatter that dream," Ri said Friday as quoted by North Korea’s state news agency KCNA.
"We are prepared for both dialogue and confrontation," he further asserted. "If the US tries to confront us with sanctions and not abandon its confrontational posture, it would be a miscalculation."
A day after Trump’s conciliatory statements, however, Pyongyang launched two “unidentified projectiles” toward the ocean off its eastern coast in the latest of a series of launches amid the gridlocked talks with Washington over North Korea’s denuclearization as demanded by the Trump administration.