North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to consider "with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history", in a statement released in English by his country's state-run news media.
Trump added economic sanctions to his fiery military threats against North Korea, and renewed his rhetorical offensive against Kim Jong Un on Friday, calling the reclusive leader "obviously a madman".
At a Friday night rally for Republican U.S. Senate contender Luther Strange in Alabama, Mr. Trump derided "little rocket man" - his new favorite term for Kim - and emphasized that North Korea would be dealt with.
Comparing the president to an ageing gambler, the foreign minister said Mr Trump had turned the United Nations into a den of gangsters where bloodshed is the order of the day. He also said if the U.S.
Those threats have been met by harsh United Nations sanctions, and Trump this week rolled out a new set of rules aimed at penalizing individuals and entities that do business with North Korea.
He praised the "very bold move" taken by China's central bank to stop financial transactions with North Korea.
The executive order Trump inked just ahead of the lunch enhances Treasury Department authorities to target individuals who provide goods, services or technology to North Korea, Trump said.
The North Korean diplomat claimed the North Korean regime possesses a hydrogen bomb that can be coupled with an intercontinental ballistic missile, and is prepared to use its latest technology if needed.
Beijing/Seoul: China said a magnitude 3.4 quake detected in North Korea on Saturday was a "suspected explosion", raising fears the isolated state had conducted another nuclear bomb test just weeks after its last one.
Ri insisted it is the USA, not North Korea, that poses an global threat. "He was clearly offended by the speech, and what concerns me most is the response he says he is considering".
"Action is the best option in treating the dotard who, hard of hearing, is uttering only what he wanted to say".
The CTBTO, or Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, which monitors nuclear tests, and officials of the South Korean meteorological agency also said they believed it was a natural quake. He's watching us like he's never watched anyone before."Maybe something works out and maybe it doesn't but let me tell you one thing: we are protected".
North Korea said on targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable after "Mr".