North Korea has 6th missile launch in 3 weeks

President Donald Trump is facing criticisms that he has given Kim Jong Un license to ramp up the missile launches.
1:23 | 08/16/19

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We'll talk about that. Cecilia? Thank you. North Korea fired off more projectiles into the sea. This is the sixth launch in just the past three weeks. Our chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz is tracking the latest from Washington, and Martha, some are now kind of pointing the finger at president trump saying he has given Kim Jong-un license to ramp up these launches. Reporter: He continues to downplay these launches and build up his relationship with Kim Jong-un. It was less than a week ago that the president talked about his most recent letter from Kim, calling it beautiful and positive and said Kim offered a small apology for the continued launches, but as you said, this is the sixth time within three weeks that Kim has launched short range ballistic missiles, and while these are not missiles that could reach the U.S., they could potentially be a threat to U.S. Troops in South Korea. But Kim also tied the launches to joint U.S. And south Korean military exercises which are ongoing, but largely computer-based. Trump said Kim called the exercises ridiculous and expensive and told them that when they ended, he would stop the launches, but since that very brief meeting between Kim and trump on the border, between north and South Korea, there have been no meetings between the two sides even at a working level and no progress on de-nuclearization. Whit? All right, Martha. Thank you.

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