Trump and North Korea war of words escalates

Trump and North Korea war of words escalates

Trump and North Korea war of words escalates

A magnitude 3.5 quake was recorded in North Korea Saturday evening, and officials were trying to determine whether it was a natural tremor or a nuclear blast.

A magnitude 3.0 quake has been detected in North Korea around where a nuclear test recently took place but it has been assessed as natural, South Korea's weather agency said.

The quake comes after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's regime over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions that has raised worldwide alarm.

In his debut address to the General Assembly, President Trump pledged to "totally destroy" North Korea if the United States is forced to protect itself or its allies.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) have said they are unable to make a decision as to what may have caused this quake on Saturday. We can not conclusively confirm at this time the nature (natural or human-made) of the event.

As The Two-Way reported, the tremor occurred near the site where North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test earlier this month.

At the United Nations, North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, said that his country's nuclear force is "to all intents and purposes, a war deterrent for putting an end to nuclear threat of the USA and for preventing its military invasion, and our ultimate goal is to establish the balance of power with the US". He used his oft-repeated moniker for Kim Jong Un, saying "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime".

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Until now, the North has not tested its missiles and nuclear weapons together, opting instead to fire them separately - the missiles above ground and the nuclear weapons below.

North Korean has launched two medium range ballistic missiles over Japan in recent weeks, and has threatened an attack on Guam.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and US President Donald Trump (R).

Atmospheric tests of nuclear-armed missiles, as NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reported, are risky for a host for reasons, including the potential for sending nuclear fallout in unpredictable patterns and, if a test were to be administered by North Korea, in the direction of the U.S. "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire".

Sunday, Trump responded to Ri's United Nations speech with another threat, tweeting that if Ri "echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!"

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with the isolated nation, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's missile programme. Ri said Trump will "pay dearly" for his speech Tuesday.

The Commerce Ministry in Beijing said that starting on October 1, China would limit supplies of refined petroleum products, local media reports. It would ban exports of liquefied natural gas to the North immediately as well.

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