US supremo Donald Trump is taking a “dangerous step” towards nuclear armageddon by surrounding North Korea, Kim Jong-un has warned.
The secretive state said it would enforce “merciless defensive” measures against any attempt to blockade the North and view it as an act of war.
North Korean mouthpiece KCNA added it would its response would be “merciless”.
It said: “Should the United States and its followers try to enforce the naval blockade against our country, we will see it as an act of war and respond with merciless self-defence counter-measures as we have warned repeatedly.”
The chilling remarks come months after Trump declared would slap huge penalties on any country caught trading with the North.
China, Pyongyang’s only ally, has even started rolling back what it imports to the communist state.
But as tensions between the Hermit Kingdom and the US reach breaking point, Beijing is beginning to carry out war drills with Russia in a desperate bid to force the US President to back off.
It is expected the drills in the Bahai Sea will last until Monday – marking one of the longest naval excursuses carried out by Beijing this year.
Their exercises could suggest Vladimir Putin may side with the communist state when WW3 begins.
But, neither China and Russia want war in the region and have called on Trump to enter into diplomatic talks with the North’s crazy tyrant.