Kim Jong-Un called Trump a 'dotard'

Kim Jong-Un called Trump a 'dotard'

Trump on Friday tweeted: "Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before".

The fact that it's the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement has raised the worldwide nuclear standoff to a new level. "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire", Kim said.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe devoted his entire speech at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations to North Korea, which has launched two ballistic missiles over its eastern neighbor in the past three weeks.

He said the US was will continue "to bring the full range of American power to bear" on North Korea, marshalling economic and diplomatic pressure to demand it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Kim Jong Un has vowed to take action at the "highest-level" against Trump's move. Along with Russian Federation, it is urging the U.S.to launch dialogue with Pyongyang.

A senior US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Washington was taking Kim's threat seriously and added that any atmospheric test would be a "game-changer".

Meanwhile, a number of diplomatic officials and prominent activists have called for peaceful negotiations between the USA and North Korea.

Asked ahead of a lunch meeting with the leaders of Japan and South Korea if diplomacy was still possible, Trump nodded and said: "Why not?"

The United States just unveiled major new sanctions against North Korea
President Trump has accused China of not putting enough pressure on Kim's regime to step back from its sabre-rattling. However, a limited amount sanctioned under United Nations resolution, would still be exported to North Korea .

In a statement posted to its website late Friday night, the ministry reiterated the terms of the latest resolution, writing that as of October 1, United Nations member states would not export more than 500,000 barrels of refined petroleum products to the North, a cap raised to 2 million starting next year.

Hours later, North Korea's foreign minister reportedly said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.

There has been a widening linguistic divide between the rival Koreas, but "neukdari" has the same meaning in North Korea as in the South, according to a South Korean organization involved in a now-stalled project to produce a joint dictionary.

The rhetoric has started to rattle some in other countries.

President Donald Trump has announced a new order to help the United States target people, companies and banks financing and facilitating trade with North Korea.

Vipin Narang, a nuclear strategy expert at MIT, said such a test could pose a danger to shipping and aircraft, even if North Korea declares a keep-out zone. "The president made very clear this week.in the United Nations that North Korea is everybody's problem".

Mr Moon urged North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue, and said the stand-off needed to be "managed stably".

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