North Korea's Foreign Minister says he 'feels sorry' for Donald Trump's aides

North Korea's Foreign Minister says he 'feels sorry' for Donald Trump's aides

Ri was invoking a Korean proverb that says a procession will keep moving forward, even if a dog were barking at it, according to the Yonhap news agency.

After first using the name in a tweet, Mr Trump invoked it again during his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

'If they are trying to shock us with the sound of a dog's bark they are clearly having a dog dream'.

20 de septiembre de 2017, 17:54Berlin, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel condemned today the threats and the military approach posed by US President Donald Trump against the Democratic People " s Republic of Korea (DPRK), while calling for peaceful solutions.

Referring to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, by a nickname he gave him in a tweet last weekend, Trump said to the visible dismay of some in the hall: "Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime". In Korean, a dog dream is one that is absurd and makes little sense.

When asked by reporters what he thought of Mr Trump's "rocket man" comments, Mr Ri said: "I feel sorry for his aides".

Arriving in NY for the United Nations meetings, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho was mobbed with questions from reporters about the Trump speech and replied with a proverb. North Korea's sixth nuclear test, as well as two missile launches over Japan, have heightened tensions in East Asia in recent weeks. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has repeatedly called on North Korea to enter into dialogue over its nuclear program.