'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un should have been handled years ago

24 Septembre, 2017, 19:27 | Auteur: Edgar Lajoie
  • At UN Trump Says U.S. May Have to Destroy North Korea

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aiming to tighten an economic noose around North Korea, days after he threatened to "totally destroy" the country if forced to defend the United States or its allies.

Kim's statement was a unique escalation itself, marking the first time Kim or his predecessors had addressed the world directly, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry, which is responsible for North-South relations.

A new term has reappeared in the daily lexicon thanks to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, after he called President Donald Trump a "dotard".

As a man representing [North Korea] and on behalf of the dignity and honor of my state and people and on my own, I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying [North Korea].

North Korea's foreign minister has warned that Pyongyang could test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean in response to US President Donald Trump's threats of military action during United Nations meeting.

Hours later, North Korea's foreign minister reportedly said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. Trump responded with a tweet calling Kim Jong-un "a madman" who "will be tested like never before!"

Such a test would be considered a major provocation by the U.S., South Korea and Japan.

Though official communications from North Korea are normally filled with bellicose remarks and often met with skepticism, the country's latest one appeared to take on a more overt personal tone, according to North Korea experts.

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

But he said there were questions about North Korea's technical capabilities and Washington did not give "too much credence" to Pyongyang taking such action.

President Trump has indicated that his mission is the "complete denuclearization" of North Korea, which has repeatedly been conducting nuclear program-linked missile tests, banned by the US and the United Nations.

"North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile development is a grave threat to peace and security in our world and it is unacceptable that others financially support this criminal, rogue regime", Mr Trump said as he joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in for lunch. North Korea has conducted six nuclear test explosions since 2006, all at its northeastern underground test site. The North Korean state-run media previously called South Korea's first female president, Park Geun-hye, a "crafty prostitute" and famously referred to former U.S. President Barack Obama as "monkey".

Trump will surely not appreciate the language, but it's a far cry from North Korean anger at full force. Thursday, he released a personal missive of his own, calling our president 'mentally deranged, ' promising that he would 'tame the USA dotard with fire'.

Mr Kim had insisted his country's nuclear programme will continue, hinting it may explode a hydrogen bomb, and vowed that Pyongyang would consider the "highest level of hardline countermeasure in history" against the US.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he spoke at length with the head of China's central bank but "I am not going to comment on confidential discussions".