North Korea: Trump and Kim call each other mad – BBC Report

North Korea: Trump and Kim call each other mad              

  • Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump

    Image captionKim Jong-un and Donald Trump are trading insults after the US president’s UN speech

Kim Jong-un has said remarks by “deranged” US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea.

In an unprecedented personal statement, Mr Kim said Mr Trump would “pay dearly” for a UN speech where he threatened to “totally destroy” the North if the US was forced to defend itself.

Mr Trump responded that the “madman… will be tested like never before”.

The two countries have engaged in ever more heated rhetoric in recent months.

Mr Kim ended his statement by saying he would “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire”.       

China responded to the war of words, warning that the situation was “complicated and sensitive”.

“All relevant parties should exercise restraint instead of provoking each other,” said Foreign Minister spokesman Lu Kang.

Russia also urged restraint. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow was “deeply concerned by an escalation of tensions”.

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On September 23, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says it all when he described the rhetoric between the two leaders as a “kindergarten fight between children”.

  • Clyde Duncan  On September 23, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Rosaliene: In kindergarten they throw sand at each other ….

    This name-calling-thing is much scarier

    They could be playing for keeps …

    If they call each other fat – I would feel like my life had been spared.

    But, one of them has this pipe-dream – the impossible dream – about making America Great Again

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