5 things to know about N. Korean leader's rebuke of Trump


5 things to know about N. Korean leader's rebuke of Trump

The implementation of sanctions on Kim Jong Un regime is based on the UN Security Council's (UNSC) unanimous approval to the new sanctions on North Korea to ban all oil imports and freeze global assets of the government and its defiant leader, in response to Pyongyang's sixth and strongest nuclear test explosion on September 3.

And an exchange of threats is a game North Korea - a nation that's overshadowed on everything non-nuclear by its rich and vibrant southern rival - is more than willing to play.

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho threatened on Friday that his country could consider a hydrogen bomb test on an unprecedented scale on the Pacific Ocean. "Regarding which measures to take, I don't really know since it is what Kim Jong Un does", Ri said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is not attending the General Assembly, told a German broadcaster that she "clearly" disagrees with Trump's threat Tuesday to destroy North Korea if the U.S.is forced to defend itself or its allies.

The statement stressed Kim was in no mood to change course.

CHANG: Kim lectured the USA president, calling his behavior mentally deranged.

South Korea said Kim's rebuke against Trump marked the first time a North Korean leader had directly issued a statement to the worldwide community under his name. "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself". "But the president has made it very clear, as he did at the U.N. this week, that all options are on the table and we are simply not going to tolerate a rogue regime in Pyongyang obtaining usable nuclear weapons that could be mounted on a ballistic missile and threaten the people of the United States or our allies".

"But we're not in this alone", he added. It "will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind", he said.

A handful of North Korea analysts believe Kim's response - the first time he has ever released a first-person statement - could show how personally the young leader took Trump's speech.

"It will only push [North Korea] to pursue even riskier policies, because the survival of the regime is at stake". He said in a telephone interview that the North likely would do a couple of trial runs with unarmed missiles in coming months before performing the test with an actual H-bomb aboard. The U.S. Geological Survey said that it detected a magnitude 3.5 quake in the area of previous North Korean nuclear tests, but that it was unable to confirm whether the event was natural.

His comments came after US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order allowing Washington to ramp up sanctions against North Korea.

"They may be bluffing, but there is a need for them to test their combined missile-bomb capability". In a one-and-only such test in 1962, the USA launched a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile from a submerged submarine.

KELEMEN: Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, told the United Nations that North Korea never had any intention of abandoning its nuclear and missile development and has used talks as a way to buy time.

The North conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September. Missiles are giant tubes filled with explosive fuel.