N.Korean leader hits back at USA threat

Pauline Gross
September 23, 2017

Ri reportedly added that "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un".

In addition, during the recent UN General Assembly, Trump indirectly warned China to cease having business deals with North Korea or else they face the consequences.

A day after Trump's address, North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho had likened Trump to a "barking dog", saying his comments were no threat to the North.

"I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech", which he called "unprecedented rude nonsense".

In response to the president's threat to "totally destroy" North Korea in his address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Kim issued a personal statement directed at Trump.

The sanctions ban 90 percent of North Korean exports and were approved by Russian Federation and China, who had previously maintained closer ties to North Korea.

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday created to choke North Korea's economy.

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Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun says North Korea should stop provocations that would "lead to its own isolation and demise".

North Korea escalated the situation further when the nation's foreign minister revealed Pyongyang could conduct the H-bomb test, and, between tweets about healthcare and "The Russia hoax", Trump fired back.

Mr Trump's executive order expanded the Treasury Department's ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea, and to ban them from interacting with the U.S. financial system.

North Korea later fired a ballistic missile over Japan and the US military flew powerful bombers and stealth fighter jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in a show of force against the North.

North Korea already appeared to be following through with its latest threat. "I will surely and definitely take the mentally-deranged dotard with fire", the young dictator stated.

Pyongyang's stated aim is to be able to target the United States mainland and the nation has flaunted the advances in its weapons programme in recent weeks, with the September test of what it said was a miniaturised H-bomb capable of being loaded onto a rocket. Like Trump, Kim is ready to fight (nuclear) fire with fire - and apparently has a penchant for teaching fun new words to his people.

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