Trump praises North Korea's Kim for 'very wise' decision

GERMAN PRESS AGENCY - DPA
WASHINGTON
Published 16.08.2017 15:28
Updated 16.08.2017 15:32
US President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City (AFP Photo)
US President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City (AFP Photo)

U.S. President Donald Trump praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's apparent decision to back away from a conflict, after a recent escalation in the rhetoric and threats between the two sides.

Kim had delayed a decision on whether to go ahead with a strike on the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific, according a statement on North Korean state media on Tuesday.

"Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" Trump tweeted.

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