Trump says he will never call N Korea leader 'short and fat'


President Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong un, have traded insults publicly, with the latest juvenile interaction suggesting that a mutually acceptable solution to North Korea's nuclear weapons programme is still some way off.

North Korea tested its first missile just 22 days after Trump was inaugurated on January 20.

The morning tweetstorm came as Trump prepared for bilateral meetings with Vietnamese leaders, including a scheduled news conference where he could face more questions about the topics he addressed on Twitter.

After North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho addressed the U.N. General Assembly in September Trump tweeted: "Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!"

On Aug. 8, Trump threatened the regime with "fire and fury like the world has never seen", leading Kim to say he would consider sending missiles into the waters off the coast of Guam in "mid-August". "But it is certainly a possibility", Trump said.

Mr Trump also urged other nations to join forces to combat the growing threat posed by Pyongyang.

"Do not underestimate us", Trump said Tuesday in a speech delivered to South Korea's National Assembly.

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"Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of the world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula", the nation's foreign ministry said in a statement.

It's a continuation in the ongoing war of words, even as the regime's missile test have noticeably paused - a surprising development given that North Korea has often followed these verbal spars with threats and missile tests.

The president renewed his spat with North Korea as three USA aircraft carriers were taking part in a military exercise in the Western Pacific in a show of strength to North Korea. "I don't know if it will but it would be very, very nice".

Trump hasn't always been a rhetorical foe of Kim.

Jouas also stressed that unlike previous conflicts, the USA would not be able build up its forces prior to engagement with the North Koreans, stating that it "will take days to months to arrive in theater [of war]".

Mr Trump called the claim an "artificial barrier" put up by Democrats and once again cast doubt on the conclusion from his own intelligence agencies that Russian Federation tried to interfere in the presidential poll to ensure Hillary Clinton was defeated.