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

Jim Watson  AFP  Getty Images President Donald Trump addresses the National Assembly in Seoul South Korea Nov. 8 2017

The documents suggested that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un could fire nukes at the U.S. and its allies.

Utilising Twitter's new 280-character tweet length Mr Trump gave his thoughts on a range of subjects, from relations with Russia, China's efforts to rein in North Korea, and a sarcastic message about his bid to make "a friend" of Kim. Earlier this year, he called the North Korean dictator a "smart cookie".

Kim's regime has continued to carry out nuclear and ballistic missile tests despite widespread worldwide condemnation and a series of crippling sanctions aimed at strangling the state's cash sources.

North Korean state-run media outlets have been repeatedly criticizing the president as he tours Asia on a five-nation journey that will take him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old", when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?"

"Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old, ' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?'" Trump tweeted Sunday after arriving in Hanoi, Vietnam. And do not try us.

In a stern speech delivered in South Korea's National Assembly on Tuesday, he said: "Do not underestimate us". The weapons you're acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.

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". "If that did happen, it would be a good thing for, I can tell you, for North Korea".

"Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face".

In a stunning admission, Lt Gen Jouas said the United States could face problems in getting reinforcements or new supplies to the Korean Peninsula, adding troops "may well find their bases subject to attack by conventional or chemical weapons, which will further delay their entry into the war".

Town told ABC News that if Pyongyang conducted a test during or following Trump's trip, it would likely be with a Hwasong-14, what the USA refers to as the KN-20 - a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

North Korea is not known to have tested any of its missiles or nuclear devices since September 15, after a brisk series of tests earlier this year.

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