North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered more solid-fuel rocket engines despite reports that his stand-off with Donald Trump was cooling off.
The nation’s state media reported the leader was continuing to pursue nuclear and missile programmes.
The report carried by the KCNA news agency lacked the usual robust threats against the United States after weeks of unbridled acrimony.
While President Donald Trump expressed optimism about a possible improvement in relations.
‘I respect the fact that he is starting to respect us,’ Trump said of Kim at a raucous campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona.
‘And maybe – probably not, but maybe – something positive can come about,’ he said.
Credit: Metro UK