President Trump announces new sanctions against North Korea

Responding to Mr Trump's address at the United Nations, in which he threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it attacked the USA or its allies, Kim Jong Un issued a statement describing the speech as "unprecedented rude nonsense".

Apparently enraged by the president's fiery address Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly, Kim released a statement that referred to Trump as a "mentally deranged dotard".

"Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself", he said.

Trump also expressed his appreciation to China, which recently told its banks that they could no longer do business with North Korea.

The measures are meant to impose new economic sanctions on North Korea, suspending global trade and the funding that allows the development of its weapons program, according to The Washington Post.

"I have been holding several telephone meetings with President Trump at appropriate times, but by having him visit Japan, I want to make Japan-U.S. relations even more solid and deepen our bonds", Abe told reporters after the meeting with Trump on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly.

President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "obviously a madman" and said he "will be tested like never before" in a tweet early Friday morning, following a week of escalating rhetoric between the two countries. North Korea later fired a ballistic missile over Japan and the USA military flew powerful bombers and stealth fighter jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in a show of force against the North.

He called Mr Trump "mentally deranged" and said the US President's comments were "the most ferocious declaration of war in history".

North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Ri Yong Ho said that his country may consider a test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, according to a report from South Korea's official news agency Yonhap.

He added that United States continues to seek a "complete denuclearization of North Korea".

Trump praised China for taking action against North Korea in his ongoing bid to achieve "complete denuclearization" of the country.

"We support Congress in deciding how to best use this information to inform the public, and we expect the government to publish its findings when its investigation is complete", he said.

During their talks that lasted for about an hour, the three leaders agreed to lobby other U.N. member nations, including China and Russian Federation, which have called for greater dialogue with North Korea, to fully implement a U.N. Security Council agreement concerning North Korea.

The UN Security Council subsequently imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea, triggering a furious response from the North.

  • Jon Douglas