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North Korea launches 'projectiles', Trump Tweets Kim 'knows that I am with him'

South Korea condemned the weapon launch, which they first classified as "missile" test.

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News broke on Friday night that North Korea's Kim Jong Un has resumed testing missiles, despite months of work with President Trump and South Korea's Moon Jae-in. On Saturday, Trump tweeted from his motorcade on his way to the golf course that he isn't too concerned.

South Korean officials reported that the North fired "short-range projectiles" early Saturday local time (Friday night in the U.S.), having revised earlier language that referred to a "missile" launch.

"At present, our military has intensified surveillance and vigilance to prepare for North Korea's additional launches," said the Republic of Korea joint chiefs in a statement.

In a statement to press, Secretary Sarah Sanders said "We are aware of North Korea's actions tonight. We will continue to monitor as necessary."

The president, in his tweet, expressed confidence that Kim is still with him.

"I believe that Kim Jong Un fully realizes the great economic potential of North Korea," he wrote. "He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me."

South Korean President Moon Jae-in condemned the tests, according to a spokesperson, and said they "go against" agreements made to date.

The projectiles were fired into the Sea of Japan, and did not travel more than 120 miles, according to the South Korean report on the incident.

Japan's Ministry of Defense issued a statement that they had detected nothing entering their economic zone and that therefore did not see any threat to their national security.

Kim Jong Un met with President Trump twice in the last year, and more than that with Moen Jae-in. Hmet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time less than two weeks before this incident.

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