Former North Korean defectors and protestors hold placards during an anti-North Korea rally outside South Korean government complex in Seoul on Friday. Pic/AFP
US President Donald Trump on Friday warned 'madman' North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that he would be 'tested,' the latest in an exchange of insults between the two.
"Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman, who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!" Trump tweeted. Earlier on Friday, Kim blasted Trump as a 'mentally deranged US dotard' who will 'pay dearly' for threatening to destroy North Korea.
"Trump insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of a war in history," Kim said, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. He blasted Trump's maiden speech to the UN General Assembly as 'unprecedented, rude and nonsense'.
Trump branded Kim 'Rocket Man' and threatened to 'totally destroy North Korea' in his UN speech. Washington followed on Thursday by announcing tougher sanctions on North Korea. Trump had earlier threatened Pyongyang with 'fire and fury'.
Trump has traded tough rhetoric with Pyongyang as it pushed an increasingly brazen weapons programme in recent months, with missile launches and its sixth nuclear test.
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Russia is 'deeply concerned' by the escalation of tensions over North Korea, the Kremlin said on Friday, after US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un exchanged stinging barbs.
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