Korea Threatens Nuclear Bomb Test Over Pacific Ocean After Trump's UN Speech

Posted September 24, 2017

Ri Yong Ho, North Korea's Foreign Minister gave the hint on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY saying that the test could be carried out in the Pacific Ocean after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to take the "highest-level" action against the United States.

"I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the USA pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying [North Korea]", Kim said.

The North Korean leader had attacked Donald Trump days after his speech at the United Nations, in which the USA president said he would "totally destroy" North Korea if the U.S. was forced to defend itself or its allies.

PRESIDENT TRUMP appears to have embarked on a two-track approach to pressuring North Korea into restraining its nuclear weapons and missile programs.

Trump said his order gave the U.S. Treasury discretion to sanction foreign banks that conduct transactions tied to deals with North Korea.

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on Wednesday termed Trump's speech at UNGA as "sound of a dog barking".

"It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific", North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, now in NY for the U.N. General Assembly's annual debate, told reporters, according to South Korea's Yonhap News.

Donald Trump has continued to belittle North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally speech in Alabama.

In a tweet Friday, Trump called Kim a "madman who. will be tested like never before".

Following Trump's United Nations speech, China's English-language edition of the state-run People's Daily in an editorial called the president's remarks "political chest-thumping [that] is unhelpful". The North Korean state-run media previously called South Korea's first female president, Park Geun-hye, a "crafty prostitute" and famously referred to former U.S. President Barack Obama as "monkey".

He described the exchange of insults between the United States and North Korean leaders was "quite bad, unacceptable".

The North Korean dictator used the word in a statement released by the Korean Central News Agency.

Asked for clarification Thursday on what circumstances might qualify, Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, told NBC that would be if North Korea attacked the USA or its allies.

Responding to the speech, Kim said Trump's comments amounted to an insult.

Trump has unleashed many strong statements on North Korea including his August warning the North will be met with "fire and fury".

It imposes a 180-day ban on vessels and aircraft that have visited North Korea from visiting the United States.

Kim Jong-un is the Dear Leader of a communist hellhole, but most of us are hoping and praying that he will indeed tame the mentally deranged dotard with fire. The country successfully tested what it said was a hydrogen bomb earlier this month, and it conducted another missile test days later. "If past tests were used to verify the explosive power of nuclear bombs, it is likely North Korea will test an electronic bomb in the Pacific". Kim drew a critical comparison between Trump and his predecessors in the White House, calling him unfit to hold the position of commander in chief.