North Korea Calls Trump A 'Dotard' Amid Threat Of Hydrogen Bomb Test

Donald Trump meets with Abdel Fattah al Sisi during the U.N. General Assembly in New York

Japan urged worldwide unity Wednesday in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key US ally pushed back against President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" the rogue nation if it attacked.

"I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the US pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK", said the statement carried by North's official Korean Central News Agency on Friday morning.

Trump repeated his nickname of "rocket man" towards Kim and said the US would "destroy North Korea" while speaking at the UN Tuesday, and also thanked China and Russian Federation for joining the rest of the UN Security Council to unanimously pass sanctions against Pyongyang.

While Donald Trump was in the middle of attacking Kim Jong-un on social media, the county's foreign minister addressed the United Nations and sent a threat to the president in the process.

South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that North Korea's response to new sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump "may" include a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean. He also mocked Kim Jong-un with a disparaging nickname, saying: "Rocket man is on a suicide mission".

European Union ambassadors reached initial agreement to impose more sanctions on North Korea, going beyond the latest United Nations measures, officials and diplomats said.

The explosion of a North Korean hydrogen bomb could be potentially deadly, because it could jam electronic signals and disable technology on planes, ships and submarines in the Pacific.

Ri reportedly added that "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un".

The Pentagon said the mission was a "demonstration of United States resolve and a clear message that the president has many military options to defeat any threat".

"Our executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind", he added.

North Korea warns that it will strike and create "an enveloping fire" around Guam, a Pacific island with U.S. military bases.

The North's last nuclear test, on September 3, was the country's most powerful, triggering a much stronger 6.3- magnitude quake that was felt across the border in China.

China was reported to have shut down access to its banking system in North Korea, with Trump praising Chinese President Xi Jinping for what he called a "very bold" move.

The US Treasury Department now had authority to target those that conduct "significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea".



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