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“Sound of a dog barking” North Korean Foreign Minister takes a dig on U.S President warning to “destroy North Korea”

Days after when U.S President announced to finish off North Korea by force, North Korea responded in a much stronger way than before. North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho issued riposte to President Donald Trumps’s warning. Likening his threat to destroy the regime to the “Sound of a dog barking”, he also added that he “felt sorry” for the US President’s advisers.

Delivering his first ever speech in UN general assembly, President Trump said on Tuesday the US would be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea if Washington was forced to defend itself or its allies against the country’s missiles.

During his speech, US President Donald Trump also referred to the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, by a nickname he had given to him in his tweet last weekend. Trump said to the visible dismay of some in the hall: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.”

Speaking to reporters outside his hotel after arriving in New York on Wednesday, Ri cited a Korean proverb when asked to respond to Trump’s vow to destroy his country.

“There is a saying that the marching goes on even when dogs bark,” Ri said, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

“If he was thinking he could scare us with the sound of a dog barking, that’s really a dog dream,” he added. In Korean, a dog dream is one that makes little sense.

Asked what he thought of Trump’s description of Kim as rocket man, Ri replied: “I feel sorry for his aides.”

Trump’s confrontational speech came amid the rising agitation on the Korean Peninsula, culminating in Pyongyang’s sixth and biggest, nuclear test and the launch of two ballistic missiles over northern Japan.

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