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North Korea says Trump speech is 'a dog's bark'

Sun Online Desk     21st September, 2017 11:54:35 printer

North Korea says Trump speech is 'a dog's bark'

 

North Korea's top diplomat has called US President Donald Trump's speech to the UN "the sound of a barking dog".

 

Speaking to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Mr Trump said he would "totally destroy" North Korea if it posed a threat to the US or its allies.

 

Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho's comments were North Korea's first official response to the speech.

 

The North has continued to develop its nuclear and weapons programmes, in defiance of a UN ban.

 

Mr Ri told reporters near the UN headquarters in New York: "There is a saying that goes: 'Even when dogs bark, the parade goes on'."

 

"If [Trump] was thinking about surprising us with the sound of a barking dog then he is clearly dreaming."

 

Speaking about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Mr Trump had told the UN: "Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime."

 

When asked what he thought of Mr Trump calling Mr Kim "rocket man", Mr Ri responded: "I feel sorry for his aides."

 

Mr Ri is set to make a speech to the UN on Friday.

 

Experts say North Korea has made surprisingly quick progress in its development of long-range missiles and its nuclear programme.

 

On 3 September, it also announced it had conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test.

 

Days later the UN passed a fresh round of sanctions against the country restricting oil imports and banning textile exports - an attempt to starve the North of fuel and income for its weapons programmes.

 

Source: BBC

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