Kim Jong-Un mocks Trump, calls him mentally deranged: KCNA

Elias Hubbard
September 25, 2017

Kim said he is "thinking hard" about his response and that he would "tame the mentally deranged U".

"Textiles are believed to be the North's biggest source of foreign revenue following rounds of United Nations sanctions under which Beijing cut off purchases of coal, iron ore, seafood and other goods", the AP says.

"It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific", Ri said, as quoted by South Korean agency Yonhap.

"Now we are finally only a few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force", Ri told the annual gathering of world leaders. It was the latest salvo in a USA -led campaign to isolate and impoverish Kim's government until it halts the missile and nuclear tests.

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with the isolated nation, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's missile programme.

"This could probably mean the strongest hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean". He says the USA keeps pressing Russian Federation and China to do more to squeeze Pyongyang economically. "We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the United States homeland and our allies".

This AP photo shows U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaking at a U.N. Security Council meeting in NY on September 21, 2017.

A day earlier, Trump announced new sanctions on North Korea that aim to cut off sources of revenue for the regime's nuclear and missile programs.

It was the U.S. president's most direct reference to military action so far against the North, which conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3.

Without elaborating, Lu, however, said "in principle China has always implemented the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions in their entirety and fulfilled its due responsibility".

China's seismic service CENC on Saturday detected a zero-depth, 3.4-magnitude natural disaster in North Korea, calling it a "suspected explosion".

China's Ministry of Commerce said Saturday it would limit refined petroleum exports starting October 1 and ban the import of North Korean textiles immediately.

It was used in an unusual direct statement from Kim that the Korean Central News Agency transmitted verbatim in response to Trump's speech at the United Nations this week, in which he mocked Kim as a "rocket man" on a "suicide mission", and said that if the "forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea".

But South Korea says that it could be a natural quake not caused by a nuclear test. The USGS measured this month's nuclear test at magnitude 6.3.

"So he is being tested with the sanctions, voices from every corner of the world".

Trump this week threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it provokes the USA or allies, and ordered new sanctions on individuals, companies and banks doing business with Pyongyang.

The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty.

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