Hours later, North Korea's foreign minister, citing that "highest level" phrase from Kim, told reporters in NY that Kim might have been signaling a plan to conduct a test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific.
The White house likewise has announced that the Trump Administration and President Trump himself have been briefed on the most current and malevolent actions taken by the North Koreans.
Kim's statement was unusual because it was written in the first person.
In Hawaii, state lawmakers have been urging emergency management officials to update Cold War-era plans for coping with a nuclear attack.
It is unusual for the North Korean leader to issue such a statement in his own name. "The U.S. describes the DPRK's nuclear deterrence for self-defense as the 'biggest threat to peace, ' but it is no more than a shameful logic and a brigandish deed to justify its crimes against peace on the Korean Peninsula".
Vipin Narang, a nuclear expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said this would be worse than testing a longer range for an intercontinental ballistic missile, which is another scenario the North may be considering.
Japan's defense minister Itsunori Onodera said the country must ready itself for the sudden escalation in tensions and be prepared for a missile launch. He said the action "was a somewhat unexpected move and we appreciate it".
But the country's natural disaster monitoring centre later went on the say a magnitude 3.4 quake was not the result of a fresh missile test. "It is truly terrifying if something goes wrong", he added.
The North accuses the United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, of planning to invade and regularly threatens to destroy it and its Asian allies.
Trump called the North Korean leader a "madman" on Friday (Saturday NZ time), a day after Kim dubbed him a "mentally deranged United States dotard" who would face the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" in retaliation for Trump saying the U.S. would "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatened the USA or its allies.
He ended by saying he would "surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire".
Kim characterized the USA president's speech to the world body as "unprecedented rude nonsense".
Pete Souza, Barack Obama's White House photographer posted a photo of the then president with Curry on Saturday morning. New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said the comments were inappropriate and offensive.
We said, let's take the fearless, very exciting players with no experience but hungry and greedy for what is in front of them'. Miserly defending is not typically the predominant feature of a club promoted from the Championship to the Premier League.
He has thrown 149 passes without an interception dating to last season, matching Rudy Carpenter's school record from 2005-06. OR quickly converted that into a 12-yard Royce Freeman touchdown run, and suddenly, it was 17-14 at the break.
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The Saudi education minister, Ahmed al-Eissa, has issued a statement on the error, stating that they regret the error. And - sealing the deal - he was the same color as the Saudi flag. "I meant no offense to the king at all", he said.
So do the Dolphins, but they looked dismal on offense and the defense couldn't make big stops when Miami needed them. Dolphins Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake played well and had four tackles and a sack, his first of the season.
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