Facts About North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un

Pyongyang has carried out a series of intercontinental missile tests- including this one on July 29. The rogue state has ramped up its military testing in recent months

Pyongyang has carried out a series of intercontinental missile tests- including this one on July 29. The rogue state has ramped up its military testing in recent months

MSNBC host Joy Ried chided President Donald Trump for threatening war against both North Korea and Venezuela saying it was hard to tell his sabre-rattling rhetoric from that of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un or HBO's "Game of Thrones" character Daenerys Targaryen. Can you guess who said it?

The Labour leader's warning comes after he called on Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to hold direct talks "in the interest of sanity".

"The Central Committee [of the ruling Workers' Party] constantly says that they will keep to their plan to develop missiles and nuclear weapons, and this is escalating a fear of war", RFA's source in Chagang said. "If you don't want to be a deer in the headlights, start calling for diplomacy immediately".

"North Korea is a serious thing", the Minnesota Democrat said during a question-and-answer session at the progressive Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta on Friday.

Upon leaving the panel, Ellison sought to do damage control, telling The Washington Post's Dave Weigel that he wished he had not made the remark. "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".

Johnson's intervention came as Chinese President Xi Jinping appealed to both sides for calm amid fears the worsening war of words between North Korea and the United States could lead to a military conflict with catastrophic consequences for the region, the Press Association reported.

"And what none of us know is whether President Trump will ultimately accept a position in history which says, 'I'm the guy and it was on my watch that this state finally crossed the threshold of constituting a threat to the USA mainland'". Democrats appear to be playing a unsafe game of using the threat of nuclear war as a way to tear down Trump.

The Republican National Committee took issue with Ellison's analysis of the two political leaders.

Ahrens was not alone in his criticism, as many reactions on Twitter agreed.

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