North Korea: Kim oversaw tests of new weapon

North Korea: Kim oversaw tests of new weapon
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North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnRemembering Otto Warmbier's death, Trump renews pressure on North Korea   Trump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser Maher: Republicans 'right' to say Democrats 'never got over Trump's behavior' MORE oversaw tests of a new weapons system, the country announced Sunday.

The report from state media, obtained by the Associated Press, came just hours after President TrumpDonald John TrumpNYT publisher: US didn't step in to protect reporter from arrest in Egypt so paper turned to Ireland Trump instructed administration to withhold military aid for Ukraine days before call with president: report More Democrats threaten impeachment over Trump's dealings with Ukraine MORE said he would meet with Kim soon again to discuss denuclearization.

Trump tweeted that Kim had sent him a letter seeking a meeting to start negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang following the conclusion of the United States's joint exercises with South Korea.


He added that Kim apologized for testing short range missiles and claimed the "testing would stop when the exercises end."

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday in a separate statement slammed South Korea for continuing to host military drills with the United States, according to AP.

Details given about the new weapons system were limited, except that the test was successful.

Kim expressed “great satisfaction” over the launches, per AP.

North Korea’s fifth round of weapons launches in less than three weeks, tests which analysts say are linked to the joint exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.

Trump last week downplayed the short-range missile launches, saying they were “very standard” and not a part of the framework agreement he made with Kim last year at their Singapore summit.