President Trump’s comment during his United Nations speech has apparently lit the wick of war against North Korea. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland)

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Wednesday that President Trump lit “the fuse of war” after the U.S. president’s speech at the United Nations last month, Russian state news agency Tass reports. 

“By his belligerent and insane statement at the United Nations Trump, so to say, lighted the fuse of war against us,” Ri said. During Trump’s speech, he threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and denounced North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. 

“We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump said. “If the righteous many don’t confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph,” he added, before repeating a nickname he gave Kim on Twitter. “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself.”

Tass said North Korea’s foreign minister has described the country’s nuclear weapons and ballistic program as a “sword of justice” and represent a deterrent to protect the North from the United States. 

Ri said North Korea’s forces have “inexhaustible power that won’t leave aggressor state America unpunished,” according to Tass. “Now it is the United States’ turn to pay, and all of our military servicemen and our entire people insistently demand that final scores be settled with the Americans only with a hail of fire, and not with words,” Ri added. 

The remarks come a day after the U.S. military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean Peninsula.

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