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Trump tightens North Korea sanctions as tensions rise

January 19 2018, 01:40 | Irvin Gilbert

Trump Was Being Honest When He Said He'd 'Totally Destroy' North Korea, Nikki Haley Says

ABC News George Stephanopoulos asked UN Ambassador Nikki Haley about the appropriateness of talking about destroying other countries while speaking before the UN

He offered more vitriol for Trump, saying he was "unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he would 'pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying North Korea".

"I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue".

Trump's executive order grants the Treasury Department additional authority that Trump said would help cut off worldwide trade and financing that Kim's dictatorship uses to support its banned weapons programs.

"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire", Kim told his people Thursday in a televised state address.

But name-calling may not be the only tactic in Kim's arsenal to get back at Trump for his recent insults.

North Korea would be "crazy" to test launch a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says.

The North Korean leader concluded his statement by saying that he will "surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire". The crisis dominated the Trump's debut at this week's annual U.N. General Assembly meeting.

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been steadily rising as a result of Pyongyang's repeated missile tests and nuclear blasts.

But Kim's release of any statement by himself in this style has never happened before and this suggests that North Korea will unlikely to back down from its weapons program and stand-off with the United States anytime soon.

The Japanese leader said he and Trump also confirmed in their meeting "the unwavering US commitment to the defense of Japan and the fact that Japan and the United States are with each other 100 percent", Abe told reporters.

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

Ross says that the concern is not only for the US, but also for its allies surrounding North Korea.

"We support Congress in deciding how to best use this information to inform the public, and we expect the government to publish its findings when its investigation is complete", he said. "This is exactly what the North Korean regime is telling its people - that you need a strong leader, you need a nuclear program in order to protect yourselves from the United States".

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