Donald Trump, United States President has lambasted North Korea over its armament programme, in an apparent response to a statement from the Asian nation.
Trump on Tuesday said Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ”is looking for trouble” and vowed to “solve the problem”.
North Korea on Monday labeled him ‘foolish’, warning that it was prepared to retaliate if US attacked the country.
“If the U.S. dares opt for a military action, crying out for ‘preemptive attack’ and ‘removal of the headquarters,’ the DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.”, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was quoted by the Korean Central News Agency.
“The prevailing grave situation proves once again that the DPRK was entirely justified for increasing in every way its military capabilities for self-defence with preemptive attack with a nuclear force as a pivot.”
“The Trump administration is foolish enough to deploy strategic striking forces one after another in South Korea, trumpeting about ‘peace by force of arms,’ but the DPRK remains unfazed.
“We never beg for peace but we will take the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs in order to defend ourselves by powerful force of arms and keep to the road chosen by ourselves”.
Responding in a series of tweets, Trump said: “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them!”
In another tweet, Trump said: “I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!”