Donald Trump vs Kim Jong-un: what happens next?

US President Donald Trump during his UN speech warned he would ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if threatened

US President Donald Trump during his UN speech warned he would ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if threatened

US President Donald Trump has again assailed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he "will be tested like never before".

Trump also called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket man". North Korea's top diplomat, Ri Yong-ho, who is in NY for the UN General Assembly, was asked about Kim's statement.

North Korea stated Friday the country has been carefully preparing weapons "that the world has yet to know about", and called Trump's suggestion the United States would "totally destroy" North Korea in the event of conflict as "grotesque".

After another week of war with words persisted over the past week between President Donald Trump, and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, late-night comedian Bill Maher couldn't help but joke about a news cycle that was filled with terrifying, childish and unfamiliar insults.

The US leader used his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly to deliver a blistering warning to Pyongyang, after it tested its sixth and largest nuclear bomb and responded to new sanctions by launching its longest-ever missile flight over Japan.

Trump's remarks Friday night, came several hours after he tweeted that Kim was a "madman" who would be "tested like never before".

Mr Trump also said China was imposing major banking sanctions, but there was no immediate confirmation from the North's most important trading partner.

"He is unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician".

China announced Saturday that it will limit exports of petroleum products to North Korea starting in October to implement the latest United Nations sanctions over Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. Kim is determined to prove that he will not be deterred by Trump.

"When the president had spoken in his speech about totally destroying North Korea if forced to defend ourselves or allies, what exactly did he mean?"

Here's a look at the insults and threats exchanged between Trump and Kim (and other North Korean officials).

North Korea has been testing missiles at an unprecedented rate, and conducted its sixth nuclear test despite global condemnation.

It imposes a 180-day ban on vessels and aircraft that have visited North Korea from visiting the United States.

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