Published: Tue, September 26, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

North Korea says Trump has declared war on his country

North Korea says Trump has declared war on his country

If the U.S. does not ease up, he said, "we could drop into a very unpredictable nosedive and tens if not hundreds of thousands of innocent citizens of South Korea but also North Korea, of course, and Japan will suffer - and Russian Federation and China are nearby". The depth at the epicenter was 5 kilometers (3.1 miles).

Until now, the North has not tested its missiles and nuclear weapons together, opting instead to fire them separately - the missiles above ground and the nuclear weapons below.

"But at the same time, we're not going to run scared". Yang Gap-yong, Chief of Research at the Sungkyun Institute of China Studies, says, "This means that China will also stop unofficial trade transactions". The last registered as a magnitude 6.3.

The analysis indicated neither one was man-made, meaning they don't appear to be explosions. The government wants "to acquire this nuclear technology and relaunch the various technology sectors", he said. Trump's threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal will "be heard by the North Koreans and they will conclude that the Americans can't be trusted even if you sit down and negotiate an agreement". "The waves we have detected from the latest quake have a similar pattern to that of natural earthquakes".

The U.N. Security Council has imposed its toughest sanctions ever against Pyongyang, but Ri said "it is only a forlorn hope to consider any chance that the DPRK would be shaken an inch or change its stance due to the harsher sanctions by the hostile forces".

The ministry in a statement on its website said China will ban exports of condensates and liquefied natural gas to the North immediately and limit exports of refined petroleum products from October 1.

We also oppose nuclear tests carried out by North Korea.

"Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!" the president tweeted.

The mission is a sign of how seriously Donald Trump takes Pyongyang's "reckless behaviour", said the Pentagon.

Kim said he is "thinking hard" about his response and that he would "tame the mentally deranged U". "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire".

Mr Trump delivered a combative speech on Tuesday at the UN General Assembly, where he mocked Kim as a "Rocket Man" on a "suicide mission".

Mr Yong-ho's comments to the General Assembly on Saturday mimicked Mr Trump's remarks at the United Nations on Tuesday, when he called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a "rocket man on a suicide mission". He did however respond to Trump's UNGA speech.

He, too, dismissed Trump as deranged, and said the United States president's threats had increased the chances of military confrontation.

Describing Trump as a "mentally deranged person full of megalomania", Ri said the U.S. leader who "holds the nuclear button" posed "the gravest threat to global peace and security today".

The seismology agencies gave varying estimates for the magnitude of the quake: the US Geological Survey rated it at 3.5; the Chinese, 3.4; and the South Koreans, 3.0.

Washington announced tougher restrictions Friday aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programme, building on tough new United Nations sanctions aimed at choking Pyongyang of cash.

Exports of refined petroleum to the North will be limited to two million barrels per year, effective January 1, the Commerce Ministry said. The ban on imports of North Korean textiles went into effect on Saturday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov cautioned that a softer touch was needed to defuse the crisis.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck around 20km away from the North's nuclear test site, where earlier this month Pyongyang detonated its sixth and largest device, which it claimed to be a hydrogen bomb capable of being launched onto a missile.

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