Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Kim Jong-un condemns United States strike in Syria

Kim Jong-un condemns United States strike in Syria

"Trump is more impulsive and unpredictable than Kim Jong Un", he told viewers of his prime-time Sunday "Vesti Nedelyi" program, which earlier this year carried paeans to Trump for his pledge to warm up relations with Russian Federation.

"He (Kim Jong-Un) is after all on his home territory".

Kiselyov's words come in the wake of an April 6 USA missile strike on Syria, a Russian ally, according to The Hill.

Kim Jong-un has only been in power since 2011 when his father Kim Jong-il died, but when President Trump made his remarks, he said that previous US leaders had been working with "this gentleman", for years.

He said 'it was an unsuccessful launch, ' indicating twice that he has no special knowledge of a planned attack.

According to Kiselyov, there is some overlap between the behavior and personality of the two world leaders. The president, Anton tells me, is also still eager to pursue reconciliation with Russia despite the current tough words over Russian backing of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and thinks "that he can even build a positive relationship with Vladimir Putin".

The message of disappointment with Trump has been building on state media for several weeks.

A survey by state pollster VTsIOM showed on Monday that the percentage of Russians who hold a negative view of Trump has jumped to 39 from seven percent in a month, and that feelings of distrust and disappointment towards him have grown too.

He continued, "I hope there's going to be peace, but they've been talking with this gentleman for a long time", in reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The Pentagon downplayed the incident but many foreign policy observers pointed to it as a Russian attempt to remind the president that it won't be bullied by the U.S.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized Pyongyang for its "reckless nuclear actions" on Monday, but made clear Moscow wanted Trump to de-escalate.

US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea yesterday that recent US strikes in Syria, one of North Korea's few close allies, and Afghanistan showed that the resolve of US President Donald Trump should not be tested.

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