North Korea Calls Trump A 'Dotard' Amid Threat Of Hydrogen Bomb Test

Elias Hubbard
September 25, 2017

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un makes a statement regarding US President Donald Trump's speech at the UN general assembly.

Kim said the North would consider the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" against the United States and that Trump's comments had confirmed his nuclear programme was "the correct path".

An executive order allowing Washington to ramp up fresh sanctions against North Korea has been signed by US President, Donald Trump, with the latest measure banning foreign banks and businesses doing any trade with Pyongyang.

He offered more vitriol for Trump, saying he was "unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician".

North Korea said its recent nuclear test was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for its developmental intercontinental ballistic missiles.

China, North Korea's most important trading partner, is one of the pariah state's few sources of hard currency.

European Union ambassadors reached initial agreement to impose more sanctions on North Korea, going beyond the latest United Nations measures, officials and diplomats said.

But the North Korean leader said remarks by the "deranged" US President convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea.

The new measures would block any aircraft or ship from access to the USA for 180 days after its last visit to North Korea, and would also apply to any vessel involved in "ship-to-ship" transfers with North Korean vessels.

"Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at UN If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!"

Mr Trump threatened in his speech to the 193-member world body on Tuesday, to "totally destroy" the North if provoked.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Donald Trump took aim at the Iran nuclear deal, while also ripping into their relationship with North Korea.

Moon deemed North Korea's provocation "deplorable", prompting Trump to compliment his word choice.

Trump has unleashed many strong statements on North Korea including his August warning the North will be met with "fire and fury".

As Taiwan is part of the global community, it must impose sanctions on North Korea in compliance with the UN Security Council's decisions, Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said, calling for North Korea to cease actions that harm regional peace, stability and prosperity. Still, the concept of shooting a missile tipped with a hydrogen bomb into the Pacific doesn't sound far-fetched if North Korea has succeeded in miniaturizing warheads, said Tahk Min-jea, who teaches rocket science at South Korea's Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.

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.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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