"If the USA imperialists and South Korean puppets ignite an aggressive nuclear war against us, it would only advance their own demise", the state-run Korea Central News Agency said in a Friday report.
"We have already warned on several occasions to take self-defense measures, including a salvo of missiles in waters close to the United States territory of Guam", says a commentary from the North Korean agency KCNA, which accuses Washington of "doing constant military maneuvers and actions in sensitive areas "near the Korean peninsula". "The US military action hardens our determination that the US should be tamed with fire and lets us take our hand closer to the 'trigger.'" While the US maintains the exercise, like previous ones, is defensive, North Korea sees it as practice for an invasion. But Trump has added to tensions in recent weeks by employing similarly tough talk, threatening to "totally destroy" or rain down "fire and fury" on North Korea.
Trump recently declared that his top diplomat was "wasting his time" in trying to negotiate with the North.
"We can't let this to go on".
Ri Yong Ho, Pyongyang's foreign minister, hit out at the US President and said the tensions will not be settled with words.
"If eventually other countries.become nuclear powers, there'll be a real impetus for a lot of countries to develop or buy nuclear weapons", Trump's chief of staff John Kelly told reporters at the White House.
President Donald Trump says he's open to the possibility that negotiations can steady tensions between the USA and nuclear-armed North Korea.
"Before. the ink was dry on the contract, they were already starting again with the missiles, and with the nuclear, frankly", Trump said. Several thousand North Korean workers have been working in Middle East construction sites, earning badly needed cash for their government.