North Korea 'may test hydrogen bomb in Pacific'

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"I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK", Kim was quoted as saying by state news agency KCNA, referring to North Korea's official name.

North Korea struck back at U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, with Kim Jong Un warning of the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" and his foreign minister suggesting that could include testing a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.

In a statement directly attributed to the North Korean leader, Kim on Friday said Trump displayed "mentally deranged behavior" with his threat to destroy a sovereign nation.

"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire", Mr Kim said in the statement on the KCNA state news agency.

"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", said Moon, who met later jointly with Trump and Abe. The agency released a photo of the North Korean leader reading the statement.

In response, Tillerson said USA diplomatic efforts would continue but all military options were still on the table.

"We are quite challenged but our diplomatic efforts continue unabated", Tillerson said in an interview with ABC News.

US President Donald Trump's maiden address at the United Nations General Assembly, warning "total destruction" of North Korea, comes across as a pointlessly weird rant at a time when global efforts are needed to ease the tensions.

A senior USA diplomat says a North Korean hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific would be an "unprecedented act of aggression" by the communist nation. "It also shows Kim is closely eyeing the reaction of the United States and the worldwide community", he said.

Kim said he is "thinking hard" about his response and that he would "tame the mentally deranged U". China conducted 22 atmospheric nuclear tests, which frequently involved bombers dropping nuclear devices on test sites, before its last one on 1980. She said it would draw a "concerted and determined worldwide response" but declined to be specific.

The Foreign Secretary said the world faced a catastrophe if North Korea - a "rogue nation" - was able to mount a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Trump on Friday renewed his rhetorical offensive against Kim.

"But such a test format would answer questions about warhead re-entry and credibly demonstrate Pyongyang can without question threaten the continental USA with nuclear weapons (a key goal of Pyongyang at this time)".

"Yes, it's unacceptable to silently watch North Korea's nuclear military adventures but it is also unacceptable to unleash war on the Korean Peninsula", he said.

North Korea has said it intends to build a missile capable of striking all parts of the United States with a nuclear bomb.

The statement came just hours after Trump issued a new executive order that expands USA sanctions on North Korea's shipping, banking, ports and manufacturing.

"When they brainwash students in North Korea they say: "We can read your words, actions and thoughts, '" Hak said".

"That would highlight the fact that the existential threat to the USA, is real", he said.

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