Donald Trump says North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un acting 'very badly'

Trump made the comments to reporters while departing leaving his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he spends nearly every weekend.

The United States should be prepared for a pre-emptive strike on North Korea as the communist nation is getting closer to perfecting capabilities to deliver a nuclear missile to the US, a House lawmaker said Sunday.

"The whole world would soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries", KCNA quoted Kim as saying.

US President Donald Trump slammed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for "acting very, very badly", following Pyongyangs missile activities, a media report said.

President Trump told reporters Sunday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was "acting very, very badly" hours after the rogue state test-fired a new type of high-thrust rocket engine.

Last week Tillerson, who was in Seoul, said that Washington would consider military action against North Korea if it was provoked.

On the three-country trip Mr Tillerson also visited Japan and South Korea.

Tensions between the USA and North Korea have worsened in the wake of a series of successful missile launches by Pyongyang-including four rockets fired into the sea northwest of Japan on March 6-and massive U.S. North Korean officials said they will launch more Earth observation satellites and are building a space program that would include a moon launch in the next 10 years.

Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, a CNN analyst, said the improvements of the rockets could help North Korea develop intercontinental ballistic missiles.

But Mr Tillerson said that by taking other steps, including sanctions, the United States was hopeful that North Korea could be persuaded to take a different course before it reached that point.

  • Leroy Wright