Trump is mentally deranged, will pay: Kim

Pauline Gross
September 25, 2017

China wants to stop North Korea's nuclear and missile development but has warned against pushing the government of Kim Jong Un so hard it collapses or hurting ordinary North Koreans. "Kim Jong Un said in July that the DPRK-U.S. showdown was entering its final phase".

"Pretty sick burn on our president, to which I have to say, knock it off, North Korea", Colbert said of Ri's comments. The same restriction would apply to any vessel involvement in ship-to-ship transfers with North Korean vessels. Ri did not explain the details of the possible provocation and said Kim Jong-un was the decision-maker of such plans.

In his first address to the United Nations as US President, Trump said that the US was ready to "totally destroy" North Korea if it was forced to defend its allies, a warning seen as unprecedented for a US president delivering an address to the world's leaders and top diplomats.

The North Korean delegate discussed the possibility of another major nuclear test, though, not within the borders of the East Asian state.

It could also draw the USA into taking preventive military action.

The phrase "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" could be considered an escalation in the choice of language used, said Vipin Narang, a professor of political science at MIT and expert on deterrence and nuclear policy. She said it would draw a "concerted and determined global response" but declined to be specific. Amid heightened fears that the world is moving closer towards a nuclear confrontation, China, the only country maintaining diplomatic ties with North Korea, has warned that the crisis on the Korean peninsula is getting more serious by the day and the worldwide community can not allow it to spin out of control.

Hours later, Kim branded Trump as "deranged".

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In addition to the nuclear test, North Korea has launched dozens of missiles since Kim came to power in 2011.

"North Korea's remarks and behavior are provocative to regional and global security, and they are absolutely unacceptable", said Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga. He suggests a deal in which the North would agree to halt missile flights over Japan or South Korea and the USA would agree to stop its strategic bomber training flights within a certain distance of the North Korean border.

Meanwhile Trump on Thursday said that the United States would roll out new sanctions against North Korea, hinting at a new travel ban.

After all, it's one thing to be sitting in NY or Washington and looking at those maps showing the range of North Korea's ICBMs, and another entirely to be sitting in Honolulu and seeing "Hawaii" in small type just a smidge beyond the outer circle of destruction. That makes Ri "a bona fide princeling", according to the North Korea Leadership Watch website.

A senior USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Washington was taking Kim's threat seriously and added that any atmospheric test would be a "game-changer".

Beijing has supported increasing United Nations sanctions but has objected to unilateral measures. On July 4 of this year, Trump took to Twitter to insult Kim, in response to North Korea's claim that it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time.

Despite Trump's rhetoric, his administration insists it is seeking a diplomatic resolution.

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