North Korea has slagged off Donald Trump again, calling the US president a “heedless and erratic old man”.
Earlier, Mr Trump had tweeted that Kim Jong Un would not want to risk the relationship between the countries and affect the American presidential election by resuming hostile acts.
President Trump had tweeted: “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore.”
In a statement on state media, senior North Korea official Kim Yong Chol said that his country would not cave in to US pressure because it has nothing to lose, and accused the president of trying to buy time before the end-of-the-year deadline to restart nuclear talks between the two countries.
Mr Kim said that Mr Trump’s tweet was clear proof that he is an “irritated old man bereft of patience”.
“As Trump is such a heedless and erratic old man, the time when we cannot but call him a ‘dotard’ again may come.”