President Trump, Kim Jong Un Exchange Insults Following Trump's Speech At UN

by Frankie Norman September 25, 2017, 0:11
President Trump, Kim Jong Un Exchange Insults Following Trump's Speech At UN

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Sept. 21, 2017. "We continue to strive for the reasonable and not the emotional approach.of the kindergarten fight between children".

Mr Trump issued an executive order on Thursday to prohibit firms from operating in the United States if they deal with North Korea.

"No bank in any country should be used to facilitate Kim Jong-un's destructive behavior", Mnuchin told reporters. However, he added: "It is up to our leader so I do not know well".

Tillerson won't say what the US response would be if Kim's government tested a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. Asked for comment last week, the Foreign Ministry said China has always fully implemented United Nations sanctions on North Korea but opposes "unilateral" restrictions imposed by another country on Chinese entities.

A senior USA 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".

Evans Revere, a former State Department official and expert on East Asia, said Friday he believes the North is intent on launching an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, like the Hwasong-14 on a combat trajectory to determine the survivability of a mock warhead.

Ri emphasized that North Korea has the know-how to carry out its threat.

Lavrov on Friday again pushed a proposal by Moscow and Beijing for a duel suspension of North Korean weapons tests and the U.S.

But experts have warned against US leadership using bombastic language.

North Korea has said it intends to build a missile capable of striking all parts of the United States with a nuclear bomb. He also called Kim a "rocket man" on a suicide mission.

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said Trump is "very serious" about holding other countries ― especially China ― accountable over their relationship with North Korea.

South Korea, Russia and China all urged calm.

"We fear nothing, we are not afraid because we have the greatest ever general, the respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong-un", environmental protection ministry official Han Kwang Nam told AFP.

The US characterised the flights as extending further north of the DMZ, which separates North and South Korea, than any US fighter or bomber had gone off the North Korean coast in the 21st century. It did not name specific weapons systems. North Korea has long said that its weapons tests are necessary because of United States hostility, which for Pyongyang includes the almost 80,000 USA troops stationed in Japan and South Korea. Then when asked if diplomacy was still a possible, he said: "Why not?" He says the USA keeps pressing Russian Federation and China to do more to squeeze Pyongyang economically.

The White House, in a statement, later said North Korea's energy, medical, mining, textiles and transportation industries were among those targeted and that the U.S. Treasury could sanction anyone who owns, controls or operates a port of entry in North Korea. China, responsible for about 90 percent of North Korea's trade, serves as the country's conduit to the worldwide banking system.

KCNA said Chinese media was "openly resorting to interference in the internal affairs of another country" and driving a wedge between the two countries.

The rhetoric has started to rattle some in other countries.

French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said France's team would not travel to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea if its security can not be guaranteed.


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