US President Donald Trump on Tuesday shocked the world when he warned the North in his first UN general Assembly speech saying that Washington would “totally destroy” it if US or its allies were attacked. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un did not take the matter lightly and was quick to take a dig at Trump.
On Saturday Kim called Trump “mentally deranged” and also told that the US President would “pay dearly” for his words against the North. The aggressive speech by Trump which is quite capable of fueling a controversy came after the tensions over the advances in the Pyongyang operated rougue weapons programme. Pyongyang has refused to obey tough sanctions for launching its sixth and largest nuclear test and to fire a series of missiles over Japan.
“I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the US pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK,” Kim quoted state news agency KCNA.
Kim also called the US President insane referring to the “mentally deranged behavior of the US president openly expressing on the UN arena the unethical will to ‘totally destroy’ a sovereign state”.
According to the North, it needs nuclear support to fight against the United States and has made militarism a central part of their national ideology. Going by the words of the North Korean leader Trump’s statement has made Kim believe in his path more rather than intimidating him.
He quoted “have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last”.
Kim was also angered by the US’s ramping up of sanctions which intended at putting restrictions on North Korea’s nuclear weapons drive. Trump met with the leaders of Japan and South Korea and unveiled the new measures with China and Russia also notifying disappointment with his aggressive approach.