'I Probably Have A Very Good Relationship With Kim Jong Un'

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Trump has mocked Kim's weight and called him "little rocket man" in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

Satellite images show that North Korea has bored new tunnels near its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, indicating Pyongyang's intention to maintain its potential for future nuclear testing, a U.S. website specialised in North Korean affairs has said. Trump offered no details and asked whether he had spoken with Kim, said: "I don't want to comment on it".

In recent days, in a series of media leaks, US officials have spoken of the president's willingness to consider a limited preemptive strike on North Korea to change Kim's mindset, despite the risk of touching off a war.

President Donald Trump suggested in an interview Thursday that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declined to say whether they have spoken. I could give you 20 examples.

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The U.S. has not had formal negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear program since 2012. The two nations have remained in a state of war and without diplomatic relations since the Korean War ended in 1953 without a peace treaty. "I'm not saying I have or I haven't". Recently, he mocked Kim's New Year's address, in which the young despot said he had installed a nuclear button on his desk to order a strike against the U.S.

"That's good for the United States that they can at least start getting back into talks", she said. Seoul and Washington have also agreed to postpone joint military drills until after the games, which Trump said "sends a good message to North Korea".

The new analysis of the Punggye-ri satellite imagery was done by Frank Pabian, Joseph Bermudez Jr. and Jack Liu, the 38 North website said.

The consensus among US intelligence agencies is Kim is convinced Washington seeks to overthrow him and only a nuclear arsenal can deter that. He said the USA was open to talks with North Korea under the right circumstances.