"Symbolism is very big for Kim. Look, it's business as usual in North Korea," Jack Jacobs told MSNBC.
Americans' fears of North Korea's nuclear program and the Islamic State have both fallen significantly in the past two years of Donald Trump's presidency.
The International Atomic Energy Agency called the "further development" of Pyongyang's nuclear program a "cause for grave concern" in a report.
The Ayatollah said Muslims must resist arrogant western nations.
In order for U.S. companies to fully participate in Saudi Arabia's nascent nuclear power sector, a nuclear trade agreement (known as a "123 agreement") must be signed.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the treaty "triggers strong differences between the members of the international communities."
The bill, a reaction to U.S. sanctions, will increase the country's military and intelligence budget by $800 million.
Trump said he would take a new approach to Kim Jong Un. "I would speak to him," he said.
The secretive country's leader, Kim Jong-un, takes on a new title, chairman of the Workers' Party.
The isolated country marked the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice with anti-American rhetoric.