Responding directly for the first time to US President Donald Trumps threat at the United Nations to destroy nuclear-armed North Korea, its leader Kim Jong-un called Trump a "mentally deranged US dotard" as the regime's Foreign Minister hinted it may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.
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But he added: "It is up to our leader so I do not know well".
Although it is far from clear what the North will do, Chung said it was possible the North could try to test an H- bomb over the northern Pacific. This shouldn't be handled now, but I'm going to handle it, because we have to handle it. "Because we really have no choice, we really have no choice", he said.
Trump, however, said in a Twitter message on Friday night that Kim, "who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!"
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The threat came soon after Kim declared he will consider the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" against the U.S. in response to President Donald Trump's threat to destroy the North.
He added that United States continues to seek a "complete de-nuclearisation of North Korea".
Keith Preston, director of attackthesystem.org, made the remarks while discussing Trump's debut speech at the United Nations General Assembly, where he said Tuesday that the U.S. was ready to destroy the North to resolve the ongoing standoff over the country's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons program.
Hours before he took the United Nations podium, USA bombers flew off North Korea's east coast, flying the furthest north of the demilitarized zone of any U.S. aircraft.
A top North Korean general called Trump's "fire and fury" threats "a load of nonsense" let out by "a guy bereft of reason".
In responding to what he saw as the US President's "insult" over his "rocket man" jibe, the Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said that it made "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more".
Kim took a page out of Ri's book on Friday, saying "a frightened dog barks louder".