North Korea responded Wednesday to President Trump's threatening message delivered before television news camera the day before. They mocked his golf outings in the statement and taunted him over the threat.
"The U.S. President at a [golf] links again let out a load of nonsense about 'fire and fury,' failing to grasp the on-going grave situation..." the statement said.
"It seems that he has not yet understood the statement," it continued. "Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him."
The statement was attributed to the Commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army, General Kim Rak Gyom.
The statement was in response to a stern threat Trump issued while speaking to reporters Tuesday.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States," he said. "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
“He has been very threatening, beyond a normal state,” the president continued, “and as I said, they will be met with fire, fury, and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before. Thank you.”
Tensions escalated after months of North Korean missile testing that was condemned worldwide. Recently a report was revealed saying that it was likely the regime had acquired and developed nuclear weapons small enough to be carried by their missile technology, and threaten its neighbors and even the United States.