North Korea Minister Calls Trump's Threat 'Sound Of Dog Barking'

Trump announced new secondary sanctions on entities and individuals doing business with North Korea on Thursday.

The patrols came after officials and experts said a small quake near North Korea's nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not man-made, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one.

Kim gave Trump a nickname of his own ― and it's one that sent Americans scrambling for a dictionary.

Earlier this month, North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, drawing stiffer United Nations sanctions.

Those remarks came shortly after the North Korean dictator made an unprecedented televised statement, accusing Trump of being "mentally deranged".

Trump did not mention Pyongyang's oil trade.

The North's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in NY late Wednesday that "It would be a dog's dream if he meant to scare us with the sound of a dog barking".

"No bank in any country should be used to facilitate Kim Jong Un's destructive behavior", Mnuchin told reporters.


Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said it "could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific", according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Trump warned the North Korean leader in his U.N. address on Tuesday that the United States, if threatened, would "totally destroy" his country of 26 million people.

The ongoing war of words between the two leaders on opposite sides of the Pacific have been exacerbated in recent months amid growing tension over North Korea's nuclear weapons build-up.

Mr Trump said his new executive order would also disrupt other trade avenues for North Korea in efforts to halt its nuclear weapons programme.

Donald Trump has continued to belittle North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally speech in Alabama.

Still, if such a test would be seen as a "game-changer" by U.S. officials, it's positively shocking they don't see President Trump's threat to "totally destroy" North Korea as one. Negotiation is the only way out.

"It is indisputably a matter of urgency", Abe said.

North Korea is estimated to have imported 6,000 barrels of refined petroleum daily from China in 2016 - the equivalent of almost 2.2 million in total for the entire year.


The president assured those in attendance, without details, that he would defend the USA against any offensives launched by North Korea: "I can tell you one thing, you are protected, OK?"

North Korea has abundant coal but depends nearly entirely on imports for oil and gas.

Trump's executive order expanded the Treasury Department's ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea, and to ban them from interacting with the USA financial system.

But the official from the South Korean agency said the analysis of seismic waves and the lack of sound waves clearly showed that the quake was not caused by an artificial explosion.

South Korea, Russia and China all urged calm.

The flight, which was disclosed shortly before North Korea's foreign minister was due to address the United Nations, was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea that any USA fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century, the Pentagon said. Nevertheless, people on Twitter found a new reason to troll Trump.

The spokesman, Lu Kang, said Beijing complies with U.N. Security Council resolutions.



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