North Korea: Trump’s ‘aggressive’ tweets are ‘making trouble’ and we are prepared for war

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspects a “special forces” unit AFP

North Korea has warned Donald Trump that it is prepared for war and is ready to use its “powerful nuclear deterrent”.

Vice foreign minister Han Song Ryol blamed the US president for building up a “vicious cycle” of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, saying that his “aggressive” tweets were “making trouble”.

In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in Pyongyang, Mr Han warned the US against provoking North Korea militarily, saying: “We will go to war if they choose.”

He said: “If the US comes with reckless military maneuvers then we will confront it with the DPRK’s pre-emptive strike,” referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.