Published: Sun, September 24, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Bill Maher Ridicules Donald Trump Over His Feud With Kim Jong Un

Bill Maher Ridicules Donald Trump Over His Feud With Kim Jong Un

Detonating a nuclear-tipped missile over the Pacific Ocean would be a logical final step by North Korea to prove the success of its weapons programme but would be extremely provocative and carry huge risks, arms control experts said yesterday.

In an unprecedented personal statement, Kim said Trump would "pay dearly" for his speech, which he labelled "unprecedented rude nonsense".

Kim said Trump would face "results beyond his expectation", without specifying what action North Korea would take next.

Trump responded on Twitter Friday morning, saying Kim Jong Un is "obviously a madman".

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But the damage to humans could be limited if North Korea picks a particularly isolated spot, analysts say. North Korea continued to flex its military power with another missile test last week.

Kim's statement took a jab at Trump in part by echoing critics who have rebuked Trump's off-the-cuff remarks in the early months of his presidency.

Kim responded in a statement Thursday saying Trump will "pay dearly" for his address to the United Nations and that North Korea is considering the strongest possible response to what he called the US president's provocation.

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

The threat, made in remarks by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in NY, would mark a dramatic escalation in action from Pyongyang, which in the past month has already launched two intermediate-range ballistic missiles over Japan and tested what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb.

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The threat of a North Korean nuclear attack is continuously growing after the country launched another missile on September 15. German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel delivered a strikingly open rebuttal to Trump's "America First" theme from an ally.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump taunted the previous USA administration on their way of handling North Korea, saying that Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong-Un should have been handled a long time ago. The latest sanctions, however, do not impose a full oil embargo as the US called for in recent weeks.

"I'd like to advise Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words and to be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world". He said the action "was a somewhat unexpected move and we appreciate it". "It's written by him, it's signed by him ..." "You have just given North Korea the propaganda coup of the century".

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed hope in an interview with ABC that sanctions and "voices from every corner of the world" could lead North Korea back to talks, but admitted intensifying rhetoric had left Washington 'quite challenged'.

But Japan's Kyodo News earlier reported that a 3.4 magnitude natural disaster was detected at a depth of zero kilometers near the North's nuke test site, citing China's quake agency. Beijing halted its imports of coal, iron ore, seafood and other goods, implementing United Nations sanctions imposed on North Korea for its provocative nuclear and missile tests. He said the order would also allow the United States to identify new industries - including textiles, fishing and manufacturing - as potential targets for future actions.

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And trade experts on both sides of the border are warning that it could backfire. US content in Mexico-assembled vehicles is estimated at 40 per cent.

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