Donald Trump responds to Kim Jong Un’s threat of ‘Christmas gift’

Donald Trump has brushed off North Korea’s warning of a “Christmas gift”, saying the United States would “deal with it very successfully” and that perhaps it would be a “nice present”.

The US president added: “Maybe it’s a present where he sends me a beautiful vase.”

Mr Trump was speaking to reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida following speculation Pyongyang is set to conduct new tests on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

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Image:Kim Jong Un is demanding sanctions relief by the end of the year

The US has imposed tough sanctions, insisting North Korea ends all nuclear activity before they can be lifted.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had threatened to take unspecified action if sanctions relief is not forthcoming by the end of the year.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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