North Korea has said Donald Trump lit ‘the wick of war’ and vows to ‘settle the final score with a hail of fire, not words.’
It comes as tensions continue to heighten between the two nations.
Foreign minister to Kim Jong-un, Ri Yong-ho, made a lethal threat previously unseen following Trump’s controversial appearance at the United Nations summit last month.
According to the Daily Mail, he said:
With his bellicose and insane statement at the United Nations, Trump, you can say, has lit the wick of a war against us.
We need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words.
Ri has previously labelled the US president as ‘President Evil’ amidst missile tests undertaken by the rogue nation.
One of those tests included an explosion of a hydrogen bomb.
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We have almost reached the last point on the journey towards our final goal – to achieve a real balance of power with the United States.
Our principal position is that we will never agree to any talks in which our nuclear weapons will be the subject of negotiations.
It was revealed last month residents of the US state of Hawaii had been told to prepare for a nuclear attack.
State authorities have warned citizens on the chain of islands they should have the same attitude towards preparing for a tsunami or hurricane as they should with a nuclear missile.
Gene Ward, State Representative, said younger Hawaiians were more worried than anyone else as this kind of stark warning has never confronted them before in their life, saying it’s ‘probably more surreal to younger generations.’
The Honolulu Civil Beat newspaper managed to snag a copy of the document handed out at the closed-door meeting.
It includes chapters to the tune of ‘Enhance missile launch notification process between US Pacific Command and the State Warning Point’ and ‘Publish a new “Ballistic Missile Threat Annex” to the State Emergency Operations Plan (underway).’
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Hawaii will introduce a siren warning system next month.
President Donald Trump also announced he will visit Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii in November.
During Trump’s visit, he’s hoping to rally the country’s neighbours into joining an economic sanctions campaign against North Korea.
Recently the Beijing commerce ministry ordered any North Korean business operating within China to cease trading by January 2018 – this includes any joint ventures with Chinese companies.
The international community is viewing this action as being critical when it comes to strengthening sanctions.
The US has previously criticised China for being lenient with the nuclear-obsessed nation.
China has been facing extra pressure, particularly from the US, as they are neighbours to North Korea and their greatest trading partner.
Previously, Beijing have banned various North Korean imports such as coal, seafood and iron ore.
It’s not clear yet whether China’s latest announcement will be made in regards to the exporting of crude oil – which makes up the vast majority of Chinese energy supplies to North Korea.