Kim Jong-Un Responds to Donald Trump

President Donald Trump addresses the UN in New York

The North Korean leader had attacked Donald Trump days after his speech at the United Nations, in which the USA president said he would "totally destroy" North Korea if the U.S. was forced to defend itself or its allies.

"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire", Kim said in the statement carried by the KCNA state news agency.

It has been 37 years since any nation tested a nuclear weapon in the planet's atmosphere, reflecting the almost universal opposition to such tests over fears of the effects of radioactive fallout on human health and the environment.

In his speech, the Korean leader criticized the comments of Donald Trump when he said that he would totally destroy North Korea should the United States reach a position of defending itself.

North Korea will take "preemptive action" if the USA and its allies attempt to carry out a "decapitating operation on our headquarters or military attack against our country", he said.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un makes a statement regarding US President Donald Trump's speech at the UN general assembly. In his speech to the U.N., Trump vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea if provoked.

Ri said Trump was turning the United Nations into a "gangsters' nest where money is respected and bloodshed is the order of the day", and accused him of insulting Kim.

Some analysts see Kim's statement as a clear indication that North Korea would gear up its already improved pace of weapons testing, which has included missiles meant to target US forces throughout Asia and the USA territory.

"In my opinion, perhaps we might consider a historic aboveground test of a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean", Mr. Ri said in a video broadcast on a South Korean news channel.

The remarks came a short time after Trump signed an executive order aimed at companies and financial institutions that do business with North Korea.

Echoing statements he made earlier this week in his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump said North Korea's nuclear weapons program is a "grave threat" to peace and security in the world.

Trump also announced new us -imposed sanctions against North Korea on Thursday, which would force countries to choose between doing business with the USA, an economic juggernaut, or isolated North Korea.

He went on to say that President Trump "insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world" and "he will face results beyond his expectation".

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

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