Reportedly, Kim Jong Un is not happy with remarks that Donald Trump made during a NATO meeting in London. Trump stated that the U.S. would use force against the regime if it became necessary.
A spokesperson for the North Korean leader told the state-run North Korean Central News Agency that Kim Jong Un was greatly “displeased” with Trump’s “undesirable remarks.” and that Donald Trump should remember that technically North Korea and the U.S. are “still at war and the state of truce can turn into an all-out armed conflict any moment.”
“One thing I would like to make clear is that the use of armed forces is not the privilege of the U.S. only,” the spokesperson stated.
On Tuesday, Trump was asked about North Korea’s continued missile tests he stated that the U.S. has the “most powerful military in the world and that he would use it against Kim’s regime if we have to.”
He added that Kim “likes sending rockets up, doesn’t he? That’s why I call him Rocket Man,” Trump said.
One North Korean spokesperson stated that the U.S. could expect a “Christmas gift.” Many took the statement to mean a missile or a nuclear test.
First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui would later tell the media that “As a result, our people’s hatred of the United States and Americans is rising and rising. She added that it would be “fortunate “if Trump’s remarks were simply “a spontaneous outburst” and not a “deliberate provocation aimed at us.”
“It would be a very dangerous challenge if it was a deliberate reappearance of expressions reminiscent of two years ago when the war of words went back and forth across the ocean,” she added, warning that if Trump “uses statements and expressions that intentionally amplify the atmosphere of confrontation at this time of crisis, we will have to diagnose that the dotard started to be senile again.”