President Trump took a tough stance on North Korea and “Rocketman’s” regime shot right back

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, in Huntsville, Ala. Asia is getting used to living with Trump’s broadsides, though it can’t shrug them off completely. Many people are unnerved, but not panicked, by his latest exchange of threats with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The U.S. president dialed up the rhetoric at the United Nations, saying his country would have “to totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File), FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. President Donald Trump's latest tweets on North Korea have received a muted response in South Korea, where media focused more on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's acknowledgement that the U.S. is keeping open direct communication channels with the North. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

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President Donald Trump has repeatedly warned North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons programs, but in its latest messages, the despotic nation is essentially saying the United States can’t tell it what to do.

In the United State’s new national security plans, President Trump cited the potential to use “overwhelming force” against Pyongyang should Kim Jong-un choose not to put an end to his increasing weapons tests. The UN drafted a proposal to issue new, harsher sanctions against North Korea, the BBC reported.

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North Korea’s foreign ministry slammed Trump in response, staying that these threats were “criminal.” The spokesman claimed that the potential security strategy was “nothing but the proclamation of aggression,” state news KCNA reported via BBC.

He additionally said that the U.S. was trying to “stifle our country and turn the entire Korean peninsula into an outpost for seeking that hegemony.”

North Korea recently vowed to retaliate once more after the United States blamed the nation for “WannaCry” ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world earlier this year.

President Trump’s homeland security adviser Thomas P. Bossert wrote in the Wall Street Journal this week that “after careful investigation,” the U.S. “publicly attributes the massive ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack to North Korea,” reported USA Today.

“The Trump administration is inciting an extremely confrontational atmosphere by even concocting a plot against us at this delicate moment when the situation on the Korean Peninsula is at the crossroads of nuclear war or peace,” a ministry spokesman said.

The mid-May cyberattack affected more than 200,000 victims across 150 countries and crippled more than 20 percent of hospitals in the United Kingdom.

The latest accusations against the communist government only heighten the tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, which have been battling for months over North Korea’s nuclear and missile program.

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Trump took his tough stance on North Korea to the next level when he announced his intentions to designate it a terrorist nation.

“Today, the U.S. is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. [This] should have happened a long time ago — should have happened years ago,” the president announced while speaking at a Cabinet meeting in November.

Trump said North Korea “has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil” and the designation “should have happened a long time ago.”

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