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Trump insists ‘deal will happen’ after projectiles reportedly fired off of North Korea’s coast

North Korea fires short-range missiles into sea of Japan
WATCH: North Korea fired a series of short-range projectiles into the Sea of Japan Saturday morning. It's believed the tests might put pressure on the U.S. to return to the negotiating table. Jennifer Johnson reports on the developments from Washington.

President Donald Trump said on Saturday in a Twitter posting that he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un realizes his country’s “great economic potential” and “will do nothing to interfere or end it.”

Trump‘s statement came after North Korea fired several “unidentified short-range projectiles” into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to “stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean Peninsula.”

WATCH: North Korea fires short-range missiles from eastern city of Wonsan
North Korea fires short-range missiles from eastern city of Wonsan
North Korea fires short-range missiles from eastern city of Wonsan

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Trump also said on Twitter that Kim “knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me. Deal will happen.”

WATCH: President Trump says he ‘knows and respects’ Kim Jong Un ‘very much’

President Trump says he ‘knows and respects’ Kim Jong Un ‘very much’
President Trump says he ‘knows and respects’ Kim Jong Un ‘very much’

A second summit between Kim and Trump in Hanoi in February failed to produce a deal to end Pyongyang’s nuclear program in return for sanctions relief.