North Korea threatens hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific

There Is a Precedent for North Korea's Nuclear Threats—the Euromissiles Crisis

There Is a Precedent for North Korea's Nuclear Threats—the Euromissiles Crisis

The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un continued on Friday as the two notoriously thin-skinned rulers continued to lob insults and threaten military action.

"The mentally deranged behavior of the USA president openly expressing on the United Nations arena the unethical will to "totally destroy" a sovereign state, beyond the boundary of threats of regime change or overturn of social system, makes even those with normal thinking faculty think about discretion and composure", Kim said in a statement released Friday morning on North Korean media.

China wants to stop North Korea's nuclear and missile development but has warned against pushing the government of Kim Jong Un so hard it collapses, or hurting ordinary North Koreans.

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, now in NY for a United Nations meeting, warned on Thursday that Kim could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale over the Pacific.

"We will continue our efforts in the diplomatic arena, but all of our military options, as the president has said, is on the table", Tillerson said.

North Korea would be "crazy" to test launch a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says.

"But we're not in this alone", he added.

He said the agency's analysts were "looking at unusual seismic activity of a much smaller magnitude" in North Korea. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Also the epicenter was around where an artificial quake occurred on September 3, where North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. It also forbids ships or planes that have visited North Korea from visiting a USA port within 180 days. Lavrov suggested that a neutral European country could mediate. He insists that the solution to the North Korean issue "must be peaceful".

US Treasury and gold prices rose while the Japanese yen strengthened on Friday as the exchange of barbs fueled geopolitical jitters and drove investors into assets considered safer during times of turmoil.

Trump responded with a tweet calling Kim Jong-un "a madman" who "will be tested like never before!"

He said his country would "surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire".

North Korea's foreign minister also raised the level of tension.

He stressed that North Korea's nuclear drive was aimed at developing a "war deterrent" and declared that his country was a "responsible nuclear weapon state".

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