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More saber rattling from North Korea as their foreign minister threatens the United States AP Photo/Wong Maye-E
In this May 9, 2016 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un listens during the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. Since North Korea’s latest nuclear test, Pyongyang and Seoul have been openly trading threats of decapitation strikes and annihilating capitals populated by millions of civilians. And the talk of how each side might throw that first pre-emptive punch has become more detailed than ever. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Russian state news agency Tass says North Korea’s foreign minister has described his nation’s nuclear weapons as a “sword of justice.”

Tass quoted North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Wednesday accusing U.S. President Donald Trump of “setting a fuse of war” with his September speech at the United Nations.

Trump threatened in the U.N. speech to “totally destroy” North Korea if forced to defend the U.S. or its allies.

Ri told Tass that the North’s nuclear weapons represent a deterrent to protect the country from the U.S.

He said the North’s strategic forces have “inexhaustible power that won’t leave aggressor state America unpunished.” Ri added that North Korea’s “army and people are persistently demanding to settle the final score with the Americans with a fiery hail, not words.”

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