SEOUL: North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un has threatened to reduce US 'to ashes' with nuclear weapons if American fires 'even a single bullet' at North Korea.
The regime says it would use its 'invincible Hwasong rockets tipped with nuclear warheads' to defend its territory, Pyongyangs KCNA news agency said.
The statement, from Kim Jong-Un's Foreign Office, was released earlier this month before the latest tests.
North Korean state media said Kim oversaw a powerful new rocket engine test at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground.
"He emphasised that the whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries," the news agency added.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump criticising North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, said he is acting very, very badly.
"Had meetings on North Korea. He's acting very, very badly. I will tell you, he's acting very badly," said Trump, reported Al Jazeera.
Trump made the comments to reporters as he departed his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he spent the weekend. Trump said administration officials had meetings over the weekend about North Korea, among other issues.