NY Times Says North Korea Hiding 20 Missile Bases, This Is How Trump Responded
- While the White House
is pushing for peace with North Korea,
a new report reveals the regime may have
as many as 20 hidden missilebases within the country.
Amber Strong brings usthis look at that report
and the response from Washington.
- It's the latest chapterin an ongoing saga
between the US and North Korea,
with a new report revealing
at least 13 hidden missilebases within the country.
According to the Center for Strategic
and International Studies,
those hidden bases arecapable of launching
intercontinental ballisticand short-range missiles.
Since their Singapore summit,
the President has been optimistic
about the progress with NorthKorean dictator Kim Jong-un.
- The sanctions are on,the missiles have stopped.
The rockets have stopped.
The hostages are home.
The great heroes have been coming home.
- [Amber] That viewcontinued Wednesday when,
in a tweet, Mr. Trump called the report
of additional bases "nothing new."
Most foreign policy experts agree
this isn't really a surprise.
- If you go back toJanuary 1st of this year,
Kim Jong-un did a speechthat he does every year.
And basically he declared that North Korea
would mass produce nuclearwarheads and missiles.
That's what he's doing.
- [Amber] So far, theadministration isn't budging.
- President Trump's madehis position very clear.
No economic relief until we have achieved
our ultimate objective.
- [Amber] It's a precariousgame of tug-of-war.
- The North Koreans wantall the sanctions lifted,
or at least a lot of them,before they start rolling back
their nuclear weaponsand missile programs.
The challenge is the UnitedStates wants the exact opposite.
The question is, who goes first?
- It's a question manyin the administration
may feel they've already answered,
with the President making the first move
by attending that historic summit.
Now, many believe it's time forKim to make the second move.
Amber Strong, CBN News in Washington.