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Trump 'Pretty Disappointed' if Kim Tests a Rocket: Bolton

But he says the government is watching North Korea 'constantly'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 10, 2019 10:48 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The top national security adviser says President Trump would be "pretty disappointed" if North Korea were to launch a new rocket or missile test, as some experts believe he could be preparing to do, reports the AP. Speaking on ABC's This Week, John Bolton would not confirm reports based on satellite imagery that North Korea is making moves, saying he'd rather not go into specifics.

"What you’ve just shown is commercial satellite imagery... The United States government—I’ll just put it this way—expands a lot of resources and efforts so we don't have to rely on commercial satellite imagery." But he says the US government is watching North Korea "constantly," and that, "Nothing in the proliferation game surprises me anymore." He also says Trump would "be pretty disappointed if Kim Jong Un went ahead and did something like that" after he vowed not to at a summit in Vietnam. The new activity was detected at a North Korean missile research center and long-range rocket site.

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