'Madman' N.Korea leader to be 'tested like never before': Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are discussing the ongoing crisis with North Korea. 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.

President Donald Trump has called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "a madman", "wacko" and a "maniac".

Earlier Thursday, Trump signed an executive order that would enable the United States to sanction individual companies and institutions that finance trade with North Korea. Kim also has threatened to fire missiles into the waters near the USA territory of Guam. The regime is estimated to have over 14,000 pieces of artillery in its possession, many of which are strategically located in bunkers in the mountains on the border with South Korea.

China remains leery of pressuring North Korea into collapse and has resisted cutting off its critical oil supplies, not wanting chaos on its border.

The statement said: "Servicepersons of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces met Friday to vow to turn out in the final battle against the USA under the leadership of respected Supreme Commander Kim Jong-un". Trump first applied the nickname Kim on Twitter over the weekend before including it in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

Of course, Kim spoke in Korean, and the word "dotard" came via translation by the KCNA state news agency in North Korea - possibly not one of the most fluent in English in the world.

"We can't have mad men out there shooting rockets all over the place", Trump said on Friday.

'Madman' Kim Jong Un will be tested like never before: Donald Trump
Tensions have escalated in the wake of North Korea's repeated missile launches and sixth nuclear test on September 3 . On Thursday Trump announced his administration's latest steps to punish foreign companies that deal with North Korea.

He further said, "It is time for North Korea to realise that de-nuclearisation is its only acceptable future".

Those threats haven't yet stopped Mr Kim from launching missile and nuclear tests.

The president's bellicose rhetoric was in turn answered by Kim in a rare personal statement broadcast on state television.

The article, which starts off by describing the speech as "rubbish", goes to great lengths to cite media critical of Trump, such as The Washington Post, CNN, The Guardian, as well as Hillary Clinton, in an attempt to denounce the speech.

But were also annoyed that they've only just found out about the word themselves. It appears now they see a real threat from Trump, which might actually propel them to act.

The spokesman, Lu Kang, said Beijing complies with U.N. Security Council resolutions. Some reports indicate that the sanctions could target oil. Instead, the country has upped the ante, launching two missiles directly over Japan, prompting officials there to worry that North Korea may be on the verge of launching an actual attack that could embroil the region in what would likely be a bloody and devastating war.

Vipin Narang, a nuclear strategy expert at MIT, said such a test could pose a danger to shipping and aircraft, even if North Korea declares a keep-out zone.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens during a UN Security Council meeting concerning nuclear non-proliferation at the UN headquarters in NY on September 21, 2017.

Before we talk about two grown men threatening to lob nuclear weapons at their respective countries, let's deal with the really important question: What the heck is a dotard?

The United States and China have conducted atmospheric nuclear tests but not for decades.

In response to Donald Trump's UN General Assembly speech, in which the U.S. president threatened to "totally destroy" the country, Kim Jong-un made a rare statement to call Trump a "mentally deranged dotard".

His foreign minister, asked on a visit to NY to attend the U.N. General Assembly what the countermeasure would be, said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.

"We must do much more", Mr Trump said during that speech in NY. The wayward regime fired intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) twice in July.

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