Pyongyang: Donald Trump has escalated his war of words with North Korea; accusing Kim Jong-Un of doing the “wrong thing” before warning he was sending a “very powerful armada” to the region.
As China urged a peaceful resolution to the growing tensions with North Korea, the U.S President also declined to comment on the mental fitness of the North Korean leader.
“I don’t know,” Mr Trump said of Kim’s mental fitness in a preview of an interview with Fox. “I don’t know. I don’t know him. But he’s doing the wrong thing.”
Asked what he was preparing, Mr Trump said: ‘You never know, do you? You never know.” He later added: “We are sending an armada. Very powerful. We have submarines. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. That I can tell you.
“And we have the best military people on earth. And I will say this: He is doing the wrong thing.” His fresh comments come after North Korea has warned that its nuclear sights are focused on the US as Trump claimed the country was “looking for trouble”.
According to North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the country is prepared to respond to any aggression against the United States.
North Korea was angered when a US Navy strike group, including the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, diverted towards the Korean peninsula amid high tension.
A statement in the newspaper warned: “Our revolutionary army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sights focused on the US invasionary bases, not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theatre, but also in the US mainland.”