Pompeo contributes to deterring North Korea’s ICBM test and justifies policy October 15 at 10:14 a.m.
While North Korea unveiled a new type of missile seen as an ICBM-intercontinental ballistic missile class in a military parade, growing concerns about technology progress, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo once again justified the Trump administration’s North Korea policy, cause it was able to stop test-firing the ICBM.
North Korea unveiled a new type of missile, believed to be an ICBM-intercontinental ballistic missile class, at a military parade held in Pyongyang this month in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea, and experts have pointed out that it has shown a rapid improvement in missile capabilities.
“The most important thing in building missile capabilities is to actually test and use the missile,” U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo said at a news conference Wednesday.
On top of that, he said, “North Korea has never test-fired an ICBM last year. There is no doubt that our diplomacy is successful,” he said, justifying the Trump administration’s North Korea policy, as it has been able to stop the tests needed for development.
As negotiations on denuclearization between the United States and North Korea get stuck, President Trump has complained that nuclear tests and ICBM tests have not been conducted after the U.S.-North Korea summit meeting, and there seems to be speculation that he will counter off criticism of North Korea’s policy ahead of the presidential election.