Moscow, Sept 23: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has likened the war of words between US President Dold Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to a kindergarten fight between children.
Trump, Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten': Russia
The North Korean leader earlier labelled Trump “mentally deranged” and a “dotard” after Trump threatened to destroy his country. Trump responded with a tweet calling Kim Jong-un “a madman” who “will be tested like never before!”
Lavrov said a pause was needed, “to calm down the hotheads”, BBC reported on Friday. “Yes, it’s ucceptable to silently watch North Korea’s nuclear military adventures but it is also ucceptable to unleash war on the Korean Peninsula,” he said. He called for a political process, which he said was a key part of the United tions Security Council process.
The North Korean leader had attacked Dold Trump days after his speech at the UN, in which the US president said he would “totally destroy” North Korea if the US was forced to defend itself or its allies. He also mocked Kim Jong-un with a disparaging nickme, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” But the North Korean leader said remarks by the “deranged” US President convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea. He said Trump had insulted his country in the eyes of the world, and threatened to “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire.” Chi also urged a calming of the heated rhetoric on both sides, saying the issue was “complicated and sensitive”. “All relevant parties should exercise restraint instead of provoking each other,” said Foreign Minister spokesman Lu Kang. (IANS)