US President Donald Trump believes that North Korea’s nuclear weapons are a greater threat than Russia’s alleged interference in his election, a Trump aide said Sunday.
Responding to a question about whether Trump accepts the US intelligence community's assessment that Russia tried to sway last year's election in his favour, White House director of legislative affairs, Marc Short said, Trump would rather work with Moscow as he does not consider Russia major threat than North Korea’s nuclear weapons, Yonhap reported Monday.
Trump took an ambivalent stance over the weekend as he told reporters in Vietnam that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials of meddling but also stands with the US intelligence agencies.
"He believes that after years of investigations, of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, there is zero evidence of any ballot being impacted by Russian interference," Short said in an interview on NBC.
"What the president is trying to do right now is recognize that the gravest threat that America faces is North Korea developing nuclear weapons. And nuclear weapons in North Korea are a greater threat than Russia buying Facebook ads in America."
Short went further to add that Trump has signed sanctions against Russia in recognition of Moscow's alleged wrongdoing.
"We're not denying that or saying it's not important," he said. "We are saying that if we can get Russia to partner with us, to help stop North Korea from developing nuclear weapons, and if we can partner with Russia to provide peace in the godforsaken area of Syria right now, that those are positive developments."
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South Korean military has announced plans to develop ‘Frankenmissile to powerful enough to counter North Koreas missile and nuclear capabilities. The Army in its National Assemblys Defense Committee annual parliamentary report stated that they would develop ‘Hyunmoo IV surface-to-surface missile powerful enough to destroy North Koreas underground military facilities,
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Cybersecurity firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday that North Korean hacker group is likely responsible for a cyber-theft of $60 million from Taiwans Far Eastern International Bank. The cyberattack, in which malware was used to steal the money through the international Swift banking network, bore “some of the hallmarks” of Lazarus, a hacking group linked to North Korea, according to the British Firm
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Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has acquired a 19
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North Korea has test-fired an inter-continental ballistic missile, Hwasong-15 capable of carrying super-large heavy warhead on Wednesday. "The ICBM Hwasong-15 type weaponry system is an intercontinental ballistic rocket tipped with super-large heavy warhead which is capable of striking the whole mainland of the US,” North Korean news agency, KCNA announced Wednesday
Russian head of state-run diplomatic think tank has said that the only feasible solution to the problem of North Koreas nuclear program can be negotiation. Russia will not tolerate North Koreas possession of nuclear weapons
Russia and Saudi Arabia have likely signed contracts on the supplies of S-400 missile systems on Monday. "We have well-known contracts on air defense and other issues, which have been signed," Head of Russias Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev was quoted by
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