North Korea responds to Trump's threat to "totally destroy" it if provoked

Jerome Frank
September 25, 2017

On Friday, Trump apparently responded in a tweet, saying Kim "will be tested like never before!". The council has told member countries to ban most activity overseas by North Korea's banks in response to its nuclear and missile tests. Trump, in his first address to the UNGA on September 19, attacked North Korea and termed its supreme leader Kim Jong-un as "a rocket man, who is on a suicide mission".

Ri made the statement after Kim said that he was considering retaliating at the "highest level" after the US President warned that America would destroy North Korea of it was forced to defend itself.

He said the North's ultimate goal is to establish the balance of power with the U.S.

"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire", Kim said in an English-language statement released by state-run KCNA news agency.

In his state news release, he also stated how his future actions will be beyond "Trump's expectations" and that he'll "tame the mentally deranged U". Previously, KCNA has labelled former US President George W. Bush a "half-baked man", ex-South Korean leader Park Geun-Hye a "crafty prostitute", and called previous US leader Barack Obama her "pimp".

North Korea has been testing missiles at an unprecedented rate, and conducted its sixth nuclear test despite worldwide condemnation.

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The rhetorical battle came as outside experts say North Korea is getting closer to achieve its long-stated goal of building nuclear-armed missiles capable hitting anywhere in the USA mainland.

Though the majority of North Korea's imports come from China, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said "This action is directed at everyone" and the steps are "in no way specifically directed at China".

The United Nations Security Council had also condemned the recent launch of another ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and called on the country's leadership to halt such activities and explore resumption of honest dialogue on de-nuclearisation.

Trump on Tuesday vowed to annihilate North Korea if Washington or its allies are threatened. SEP 19 Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime AUG 8 They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen Kim Jong Un SEP 22 I will tame the mentally deranged United States dotard with fire.

During the United Nations General Assembly, Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, requested they impose a global blockade on North Korea that would not allow it to access funds for carrying out missile and nuclear programs, UN News Center reported.

Also Thursday, Trump issued an executive order expanding the Treasury Department's ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea and to ban them from the USA financial system.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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