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‘Madman’ North Korea leader to be ‘tested like never before’: Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, and renewed his rhetorical offensive against Kim Jong Un on Friday, calling the reclusive leader “obviously a madman.”

world Updated: Sep 22, 2017 18:21 IST
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. (REUTERS Photo)

US President Donald Trump on Friday warned “madman” North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that he would be “tested,” the latest in an exchange of insults between the two.

“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!” Trump tweeted.

Trump’s tweet comes after Kim Jong Un blasted the US President Donald Trump as “mentally deranged” and vowed to make him pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country.

Trump had recently ordered fresh sanctions over Pyongyang’s weapons programmes and even praised China for taking an action to limit financial transactions with North Korea.

As per the new penalties’, the nations will have to choose whether to do business with the United States or North Korea.

“North Korea’s nuclear programme is a grave threat to peace and security in our world, and it is unacceptable that others financially support this criminal, rogue regime,” Trump said in a press briefing with the leaders of South Korea and Japan.

He added that United States continues to seek a “complete denuclearisation of North Korea.”