Madman Kim to be tested like never before, says Donald Trump

Frederick Owens
September 24, 2017

After Donald Trump led a campaign against the regime of Kim Jong-un in the UN General Assembly, in which he threatened without mediation to "totally destroy" North Korea, the leader of that country didn't sit idly.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said on Friday that Trump is unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, describing the president as a "rogue" and a "gangster fond of playing with fire".

"I think it could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific", said Ri Yong Ho.

In response, Kim said remarks by the "deranged" president have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea.

Later in the KCNA translation of Kim's address, the North Korean leader advises Trump to "exercise prudence in selecting words", CNN reported.

He stated that the Chinese president Xi Jinping should order all its banks to end conducting business with the North Korean government.

It's the latest escalation in a suddenly personal war of words between the two leaders that's stretched back weeks, unfolding as North Korea has showcased an enhanced nuclear missile capability.

Mr Trump also said China was imposing major banking sanctions, but there was no immediate confirmation from the North's most important trading partner.

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China accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea's trade.

Pyongyang conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on Sept 3, and has launched dozens of missiles this year as it accelerates a programme aimed at enabling it to target the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile.

He continued, "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire".

If it is confirmed as a nuclear test, it would be the North Korean regime's seventh. "Regarding which measures to take, I don't really know since it is what Kim Jong-un does", said Ri.

Responding to the speech, Kim said Trump's comments amounted to an insult, reports CNN.

DPRK is the abbreviation of the communist country's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The 3.4 magnitude natural disaster that hit North Korea on Saturday is said to have been caused by a fresh nuclear test.

In Taiwan, the Executive Yuan yesterday said in a statement that Premier William Lai (賴清德) has made a decision to enforce bans on imports from and exports to North Korea.

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