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US takes North Korea threat of H-bomb test seriously, Trump official says

US takes North Korea threat of H-bomb test seriously, Trump official says”

"I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the US pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying [North Korea]", he also said, adding, "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire".

"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged United States dotard with fire", Kim said.

"The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a responsible nuclear weapons state", Ri said.

It is unusual for the North Korean leader to issue such a statement in his own name.

North Korea, he said, also only intends to target countries that join forces with the U.S.

"But we're not in this alone", he added.

Just hours before Ri took the United Nations podium, USA bombers flew off the east coast of North Korea, flying the furthest north of the demilitarized zone of any U.S. aircraft this century.

Trump made the comments on Twitter after North Korea threatened to conduct a new test of a hydrogen bomb in response to new United States sanctions.

CHANG: That's President Donald Trump speaking Tuesday before the U.N. General Assembly just 16 days after North Korea's latest nuclear test and less than a week after North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan.

"I am announcing a new executive order to sign that significantly expands authorities to target individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea", President Donald Trump said at a working lunch in NY, flanked by President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.

Kim Dong-yub, a former South Korean military official who is now an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said Kim Jong Un's statement indicated that North Korea will respond to Trump with its most aggressive missile test yet.

There have been concerns about the stability of the nuclear test site since the September 3 test. Website 38 North said satellite imagery taken after that test appeared to show landslides atop the site that were more numerous and widespread than after the previous five tests.

Earlier on Thursday, Ban Ki-Moon called for an easing of tensions over North Korea, saying that the risk of accidental war was high.

At a Friday night rally for Republican U.S. Senate contender Luther Strange in Alabama, Mr. Trump derided "little rocket man" - his new favorite term for Kim - and emphasized that North Korea would be dealt with.

Kim acknowledged receiving Trump's threat loudly and clearly.

In addition to his new "Rocket Man" nickname for Kim, the president once described the dictator as "a total nutjob".

Since Kim came to power after the death of his father Kim Jong Il in 2011, he has ramped up nuclear and missile weapon tests. And it's like Secretary Mnuchin said: "If you're going to support North Korea, then you have to be prepared to be sanctioned as well". In a one-and-only such test in 1962, the USA launched a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile from a submerged submarine.



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