North Korea´s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the United Nations on Saturday that Trump had made ‘our rockets’ visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable’
He made the comments just as U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea.
It was a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to President Donald Trump who branded Kim Jong-Un a ‘madman’.
Ri Yong Ho said: ‘Due to his lacking of basic common knowledge and proper sentiment, he tried to insult the supreme dignity of my country by referring (to it as) a ‘rocket.’
By doing so, however, he committed an irreversible mistake of making our rockets’ visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more.”
‘Through such a prolonged and arduous struggle, now we are finally only a few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force.’
‘Unless true international justice is realized, the only valid philosophical principal is that force must be dealt with force.’
He continued: ‘None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission.’
The foreign minister said Trump may not realize what he ‘uttered from his mouth, but we will make sure that he bears consequences far beyond his words.’
Yesterday, Trump said the North Korean dictator will be ‘tested like never before’.
The next day the US sent bombers to show its range of military strength.
‘This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea’s coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness with which we take (North Korea’s) reckless behavior,’ said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White.
According to BBC, this is the first time a US jet or fighter has flown over the demilitarized territory this century.
North Korea in recent weeks detonated its sixth nuclear bomb and has test-fired intercontinental missiles — saying it needs to defend itself against hostility from the United States and its allies.
On Saturday seismic activity detected near the nuclear site was believed to be aftershocks from the test earlier this month.
The 3.4 magnitude tremor was detected in the Kilju area in the North Hamgyong province hours after Trump called Kim Jong-un a ‘madman.’
The president, who the dictator called a ‘dotard’, published the angry tweet just hours after China warned the world to ‘exercise restraint’ in response Kim Jong-Un’s hint that North Korea might detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.
‘The situation on the Korean Peninsula now is grave,’ Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang had said in Beijing.
But Trump, apparently ignoring the advice, tweeted: ‘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!’
In response, the North Korean leader called the president a ‘mentally deranged US dotard’. A dotard is an archaic Middle English term to describe a senile old person.