Kim Jong Un: Trump to 'pay dearly' for threats

The new executive order authorises the United States treasury to target firms and financial institutions conducting business with North Korea.

USA president Donald Trump has announced fresh sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme, after promising to "totally destroy" it if it posed a threat.

South Korean TV footage also shows Mr Ri saying he feels "sorry for his aides" when he was asked about Mr Trump's "Rocket man" comments.

"That would be a disaster beyond compare for the region, for the people of North Korea, who have no dog in this fight, who are just trying to feed themselves", he told reporters in Perth on Friday.

Although it is far from clear what the North will do, Chung said it was possible the North could try to test an H-bomb over the northern Pacific.

When asked by reporters in NY what the countermeasure could be, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said: "It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific".

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The North Korea leader said he is "thinking hard" about his response, but Trump will "pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying" his country.

Monitoring groups estimate that the nuclear test conducted in North Korea this month - its sixth and largest - had a yield of 250 kilotons, which is 16 times the size of the U.S. bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called US President Donald Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for the recent threats against his country.

"And look, we knew that these sanctions were going to take some time to be felt because we knew the North Koreans. had basically stockpiled a lot of inventory early in the year when they saw the new administration coming in, in anticipation of things perhaps changing". North Korea has fired missiles over the coast of Japan, and has tested atomic weapons.

In his address to the United Nations assembly on Thursday morning, South Korean President Moon Jae-in condemned North Korea's provocations, and urged Pyongyang to return to dialogue.

But Kim's release of any statement by himself in this style has never happened before and this suggests that North Korea will unlikely to back down from its weapons program and stand-off with the United States anytime soon. On the rest of the world, particularly North Korea and Iran? South Korean media called it the first such direct address to the world by Kim.


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