Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

Sunday, 24 Sep, 2017

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.

US officials would not confirm that.

On the surface it seems like more of the same: North Korea responds to another threat by U.S. President Donald Trump by calling him a "deranged" old man who will "pay dearly" for his insults.

The UN Security Council had approved new rounds of sanctions earlier this month aimed of starving North Korea of fuel and income, which were in response to Pyongyang's much-condemned sixth nuclear test on 3 September.

North Korea has long said that its weapons tests are necessary because of US hostility, which for Pyongyang includes the almost 80,000 USA troops stationed in Japan and South Korea. On Thursday, the US unveiled its own set of economic sanctions targeting North Korea.

He added, "The president obviously takes the responsibility of the security of the American people very seriously".

North Korea's Foreign Minister described Trump's United Nations address as "the sound of a barking dog".

Hours later, Kim's foreign minister told reporters in NY that Pyongyang could launch a nuclear missile test in response.

"The new sanctions set a cap on crude and refined oil exports to North Korea at 8.5 million barrels per year, which represents a 30 percent reduction, according to US officials".

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South Korea said it was the first direct statement of its kind by a North Korean leader. Earlier this month, North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, drawing stiffer United Nations sanctions.

"In this case we saw none".

The area isn't where natural earthquakes normally occur.

Analysts say that seismic activity detected Saturday near the site of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear site may be aftershocks as a result of a nuclear test earlier this month. The last test registered as a 6.3 magnitude quake.

"He is being tested with these sanctions", the secretary said. It will further escalate the war of words between the adversaries as the North moves closer to perfecting a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike America.

"The situation surrounding the North Korean nuclear issue needs to be managed stably so that tensions will not become overly intensified or accidental military clashes will not destroy peace", Moon said.

U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that Beijing told its banks to stop dealing with North Korea is "not consistent with the facts", a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Friday, but he gave no indication what steps China might be taking.

Earlier on Saturday, China said it will limit exports of refined petroleum products from October 1 and ban exports of condensates and liquefied natural gas immediately to comply with the latest United Nations sanctions.