N. Korea blasts Trump's 'warmonger' Asia tour

N. Korea blasts Trump's 'warmonger' Asia tour

N. Korea blasts Trump's 'warmonger' Asia tour

North Korean state media said this week that "no-one can predict when the lunatic old man of the White House, lost to sense, will start a nuclear war", referring to Trump's aggressive rhetoric toward Kim Jong Un.

Trump's visit to Beijing last week Xi reiterated that China would strive for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula but offered no hint it would change tack on North Korea, with which it fought side by side in the 1950-53 Korean war against USA -led forces.

The statement was issued in response to a speech delivered by Trump in South Korea's National Assembly on Tuesday, where he stressed that the U.S. should not be underestimated, and that North Korea's new weapons might be putting the regime in more, rather than less danger.

"Reckless remarks by an old lunatic like Trump will never scare us or stop our advance".

US President Donald Trump has said he would never call Kim Jong-Un "short and fat", after months of trading personal insults and threats of war with the North Korean leader.

"Why would Kim Jong Un insult me by calling me "old", when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?' Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!", Trump tweeted Saturday evening while in Vietnam, as part of his five-nation Asian trip.

Kim's regime has continued to carry out nuclear and ballistic missile tests despite widespread global condemnation and a series of crippling sanctions aimed at strangling the state's cash sources. Trump fired back hours later in a sarcastic tweet going after the dictator's weight and height. The President of the U.S. then responds to this by saying he'll do all he can to prevent all out war, followed by calling his adversary "short and fat".

In the meantime, the 25 million inhabitants of the South Korean capital, Seoul would be in grave danger from the enemy to the north and that USA and allied forces would be "subject to attack by conventional or chemical weapons" which would further delay their entry into the war.

In his tour of Asia, Trump has warned North Korea not to stretch US patience, but also suggested the possibility of a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

And in a warning directed at young dictator Kim, he said: "The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer".

It comes on the same day Rodong Sinmun, the regime-run newspaper, warned the North would "surely win in the showdown" with the US and South Korea.

"Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face".

Asked at a news conference in Vietnam if he could see himself being friends with Kim, the Trump replied: "That might be a odd thing to happen, but it's a possibility".

"I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it", he said.

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