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Trump: “We will fly to Mars very soon’

nearvideo President Trump speaks to North Korean missile tests, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Analysis by Nile Gardiner, the Heritage Foundation, Director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom.

President Trump said on Monday that the United States “to fly to Mars very soon,” as he announced a new cooperation between the United States and Japan in sending people to space, although he did not give a timetable.

“I am pleased to confirm that Prime Minister Abe and I have agreed to drastically our nations’ cooperation in human space exploration” Trump expand said at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. “Japan will be sending in our mission, the American astronauts in the space.”

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Trump added, “We are going to the moon. We will fly to Mars very soon. It is very exciting. And from the military point of view, nothing is now more important than space.”

Trump has no additional details. But earlier this year, NASA Administrator Jim bride Stine, said the US space ambitions: “the moon will be The proving ground; Mars is the horizon goal.”

In February, trump the Department of defense initiated the draft law for the creation of a so-called Space-Force within the U.S. Air Force.

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In March, Vice-President Mike Pence, NASA urged to accelerate its moon-landing program, move it from 2028 to 2024.

Meanwhile, Trump also said on the press conference, he is not “bothered personally” by the recent short-range North Korean missile tests, and believe that you have violated U. N. security Council, the break-up with Abe, who’s hosted the President on a four-day state visit full of pomp and pageantry.

Trump has also Biden continued his attacks against the former Vice President and in 2020, the Democratic hopeful Joe, siding with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un, who recently criticized Biden as a with a low IQ.

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The visit was designed to highlight the U.S.-Japan alliance, and present the warm relations between the leaders. Trump, he and Abe said to advise on economic issues, including trade and Iran, during the hours of talks at the Akasaka Palace. But North Korea’s recent firing of short-range missiles emerged as an area of disagreement at a press conference on Monday.

Asked if he was bothered by the missile tests, Trump: “no, I’m not. Personally, I’m not.”

Japan has long expressed concern about short-range missiles because of the threat they pose to the island-nation’s security.

Standing next to Trump at a press conference held after hours of talks, Abe, who has forged a strong friendship with Trump and showered him with praise all day, do not agree with the U.S. President said the missile tests were “very regrettable.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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