Just the other day President Trump gave his first speech at the United Nations where he singled out the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, calling him a ‘Rocket Man’ on ‘suicide mission’.
Trump’s comments didn’t settle well with Kim, as expected. The North Korean dictator’s latests response clearly show this tension has the potential to ignite a war very quickly; as the rogue nation is already escalating nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities at a crisis rate, according to U.S. officials.
Kim angrily said President Trump is a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and Trump’s earlier speech at the U.N. “unprecedented rude nonsense.”
“I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech,” Kim said in a statement.
“I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue. Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation,” Kim said, saying he would “tame” Trump “with fire.”
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday night that the North’s foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, said in New York that his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill Kim’s vow to take the “highest-level” action against the United States. “It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific,” Ri said. “We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un.” U.S. officials believe the North carried out its first hydrogen bomb test on Sept. 3.
On Thursday, President Trump announced new sanctions targeting North Korea financially as the administration looks to build international support for an aggressive confrontation.
The new penalties seek to leverage the dominance of the U.S. financial system by forcing nations, foreign companies and individuals to choose whether to do business with the United States or the comparatively tiny economy of North Korea. U.S. officials acknowledged that like other sanctions, these may not deter North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s drive to threaten the United States with a nuclear weapon, but is aimed at slowing him down.