Those who thought that North Korea would pipe down in the wake of new sanctions being applied and Kim Jong Un getting a snarky nickname, thought wrong. Following President Trump’s fiery speech before the United Nations this week, North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho dismissed him as little more than a “dog barking.”
But now, there’s something a little more serious to consider – as Ho is suggesting his country could detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to counter the U.S. His comments came after leader Kim Jong Un said he's considering the strongest possible response to Trump's threat to totally destroy the North if it threatened the U.S.
South Korean media reports that the foreign minister said an H-bomb detonation could be what leader Kim Jong Un was referring to. However, he noted that those actions would only be ordered by Kim himself. Interestingly, North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb in a test earlier this month – and it caused a 6.3-magnitude earthquake felt over the Chinese border.
But threats of bombs aren’t the only thing on the diminutive dictator’s mind. Overnight, he spoke on state television and had a few names of his own for Mr. Trump. Among them: “frightened dog” and “dotard.” “Far from making remarks of any persuasive power that can be viewed to be helpful to defusing tension,” Jong Un offered. “He made unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his predecessors. A frightened dog barks louder.”
As for ‘dotard,’ Jong Un used the term repeatedly in reference to the President. For those who don’t know (and judging by the way searches for the definition began trending overnight, there are plenty of us), ‘dotard’ refers to an elderly person who is weak minded or senile.
Source: The Guardian