Hours after Kim released his statement, North Korea's foreign minister said the country may be planning to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific, the AP reported. The country's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, who was due to address the United Nations General Assembly on Friday but has since dropped out, told reporters in NY that the ultimate decision, however, was up to his boss, Kim Jong Un.
"I think what you saw was the president responding to North Korea's ballistic missile testing, their nuclear bomb tests, and their threats that they're going to reduce the United States to ashes, as well as destroy Japan", Haley said in a separate interview on NBC.
Mr Trump also mockingly called Mr Kim a "rocket man" on a "suicide mission".
Trump praised China's central bank for what he said was a move to stop its banks from trading with North Korea.
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Kim Jong Un has described Donald Trump as "deranged" and Pyongyang's foreign minister said North Korea may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific as the recalcitrant nation hit back at the USA president's latest threats and sanctions.
U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea on Thursday, as U.S. allies have called for enforcing global sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.
Mr Trump said the measure would also disrupt other trade avenues for North Korea in efforts to halt its nuclear weapons program.
He added he will consider the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" against the United States.
McMaster added that the announcement will come as he meets with the Japanese and South Korean leaders, key USA allies in the region.
In an interview with DW, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government had a "clear disagreement with Trump over North Korea".