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Saturday's missile launches from North Korea the first rockets fired since two thousand seventeen are likely a warning from Kim Jong moon to his adversaries but a restrained one these photos released by the north on Sunday are said to show Kim personally overseeing the launches which they say were part of a military drill what's notable is that this show of force it doesn't appear to break an oath that Kim once made to US president Donald Trump , this is because south Korea's defense ministry and analysts interviewed by Reuters say the drill used short range rockets limited to the Korean peninsula and back in two thousand seventeen Kim told trump that he would stop testing longer range intercontinental missiles capable of hitting the US and Europe something that trump has repeatedly claimed as a major diplomatic achievement Saturday's events don't violate that and trump is claiming it as a positive he's tweeted that Kim quote news that I am with him and does not want to break his promise to me and that the president still thinks a new nuclear deal will happen talks between trump and Kim broke down in February South Korea meanwhile is demanding that its neighbors stop adding to tensions on the peninsula