On Tuesday the US President tweeted: ‘North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.’
Trump also called North Korea a ‘menace’ earlier this week and tweeted that if China doesn’t do its part to rein in Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, the US ‘will solve the problem without them’.
Han said: ‘As long as the nuclear threats and blackmail go on with the military exercises, we will carry forward with our national defense buildup, the core of which is the nuclear arms buildup.’
He also talked of a sixth nuclear test, saying: ‘That is something that our headquarters decides. At a time and at a place where the headquarters deems necessary, it will take place.’
The North Korean official dismissed the suggestion Trump made last year during his presidential campaign that he was willing to meet Kim, possibly over hamburgers.
‘I think that was nothing more than lip service during the campaign to make himself more popular,” Han said.
‘Now we are comparing Trump’s policy toward the DPRK with the former administration’s and we have concluded that it’s becoming more vicious and more aggressive.’