Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat - Erie News Now | WICU & WSEE in Erie, PA

Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

Posted: Updated:
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Files) (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Files)
NEW YORK (AP) -

President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances.
  
Its leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare statement, branding Trump as "deranged" and warning he will "pay dearly" for his threat to "totally destroy" the North if it attacks.
  
The exchange of super-heated rhetoric and unusually personal abuse between the adversaries will escalate tensions. North Korea has marched closer to achieving a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike America. The crisis dominated the Trump's debut at this week's annual U.N. General Assembly meeting.
  
Kim's statement responded to Trump's combative speech days earlier. Trump issued the warning of potential obliteration, and mocked the North's young autocrat as a "Rocket Man" on a "suicide mission."

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
Slideshows
loading...
Powered by Frankly
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814) 454-8812
Business offices: (814) 454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
RSS Feeds
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com