Kim did not specify what action he would take against the United States or Trump.
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North Korea said Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make Trump pay dearly for his threats.Kim did not specify what action he would take against the United States or Trump, whom he called a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" in the latest bout of insults the two leaders have traded.However, Kim's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, said North Korea could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale over the Pacific Ocean.Kim said the North would consider the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" against the U.S. and that Trump's comments had confirmed his own nuclear program was "the correct path".A senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the United States is taking Kim's threat seriously.Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that the leaders of North Korea and the United States should tone down their bellicose rhetoric.U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said banks doing business in North Korea would not be allowed to operate in the United States.
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