North Korea heaps insults on Trump, warns he will 'pay dearly'

Kremlin says Trump's call for cooperation on North Korea in line with Russia's stance

"We will not be intimidated", President Trump said. China's support of new UN Security Council sanctions resolutions, the latest on September 11, following the North's sixth nuclear test earlier that month.

Trump is recapping what he says are the successes of his almost two-week trip to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. "Under such an atmosphere, Xi Jinping won't completely reject Trump' demands", said Cheng Xiaohe, associate professor of global relations at Renmin University in Beijing.

CNN correspondent Will Ripley, who was in Pyongyang at the time of Trump's speech, said last week this type of language is likely to be "more infuriating to the North Koreans than the fiery rhetoric (Trump has) used before", as the USA leader "directly criticized their ideology and authoritarian system". Billions and billions of dollars are pouring in because of that initiative.

"I made clear that we will not allow this twisted dictatorship to hold the world hostage to nuclear blackmail", Trump said in a televised statement a day after returning from the marathon trip.

Pyongyang has also been increasingly critical of what it sees as China's willingness to deal with Trump, despite Chinese-North Korean economic ties and history as comrades in arms during the 1950-53 Korean War. "It is a tradition and it is unnecessary to connect it with Trump's visit to China", said Guo Rui, researcher at the Institute for North Korean and South Korean Studies at Jilin University in northeastern China.

"President Xi recognizes that a nuclear North Korea is a grave threat to China, and we agreed that we would not accept a so-called freeze for freeze agreement, like those that have consistently failed in the past", Trump said.

Two of US U.S. F  A-18 and Japan Air Self Defense Force's F-15 fly over the USS Ronald Reagan during a joint military exercise
Two of US U.S. F A-18 and Japan Air Self Defense Force's F-15 fly over the USS Ronald Reagan during a joint military exercise

"We've watched Trump's ludicrous acts with patience to the last".

President Donald Trump says his trip to Asia showed that America's "standing in the world has never been stronger".

"The days of the United States being taken advantage of are over", Trump promised, though he announced no changes to the terms of the relationship. The objective of the trip was to discuss trade and efforts to halt North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Trump said at all the summits and throughout the trip, he asked all nations to support his campaign of "maximum pressure" for North Korean denuclearisation.

Just back from Asia, President Donald Trump has resumed his morning tweeting routine - this time citing what he's calling a "successful" trip and slamming a regular media target.

According to CNN, one analyst on state-run broadcaster CCTV said of Trump's visit that he "has given China what China wants, which is that respect on the global stage, as the other preeminent nation".



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