North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un today mocked Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" - and warned he will make the USA president "pay dearly" for threatening the destruction of his country at the United Nations.
"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged United States dotard with fire", Kim Jong Un said, instantly lighting up the Merriam-Webster dictionary and throwing the whole world into a tizzy over the war of words between Rocket Man and the Dotard.
Yesterday, Kim called the U.S. president a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and his UN General Assembly address the "most ferocious declaration of war in history".
North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.More news: Spain to send extra police to try to halt Catalan referendum
North Korea has launched missiles into the northern Pacific in recent months and has threatened to stage missile tests near Guam.
Senior aides to President Donald Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Korea's leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could irreparably escalate tensions and shut off any chance for negotiations to defuse the nuclear crisis. Click any of these buttons below!
Kim Jong Un has vowed to take action at the "highest-level" against Trump's move.
The epicenter is roughly the same as that of a previous shallow quake on September 3, which turned out to be caused by a North Korean nuclear test, the official Xinhua news agency said.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said banks doing business in North Korea would not be allowed to operate in the US.
He said in a telephone interview that the North likely would do a couple of trial runs with unarmed missiles in coming months before performing the test with an actual H-bomb aboard.More news: Trump at odds with DACA hard-liners
President Trump's comments probably sound to North Korean ears like empty threats, said Wit.
"It would also send a disturbing signal to the US and the global community that North Korea had now "arrived" as a full-fledged nuclear weapon state".
The moves follow the adoption of a unanimous UN Security Council agreement on sanctions after the isolated North conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3.
It also says that the dynastic leader - Kim is the grandson of the communist country's founder, Kim Il Sung, and son of its next leader, Kim Jong Il - views himself as inseparable from the North Korean state.
"According to a senior Japanese official, Abe said he supports and wants to cooperate with Guterres' efforts toward reform, but "(the issue of) United Nations reform will not be resolved without Security Council reform".
KCNA said Chinese media was "openly resorting to interference in the internal affairs of another country" and driving a wedge between the two countries.More news: How to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 11
Trump won Russian and Chinese support for the most recent round of global sanctions on North Korea but indirectly criticized China in his UN address for continuing to trade with the isolated nation.