Washington: US President Donald Trump in his tweet on Sunday aimed at North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and called him “Rocket Man”, an implication to Pyongyang`s recent nuclear tests. He also spoke ironically about the “long … lines” of people waiting to get fuel in the nation after the sanctions imposed by the UN.
“I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!” wrote Trump on his Twitter account which has 38 million followers.
I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2017
The reference to the gas lines was made, evidently, as an allusion to the sanctions imposed last week by the international body on North Korea after Pyongyang`s recent missile tests, Zee News reported.
The latest sanctions include a reduction in the amount of petroleum that Pyongyang may import, although the true impact on the North Korean economy has not yet been confirmed.
On Friday, North Korea fired a missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, the latest in a series of missile tests defying the international community.
North Korea will be high on the agenda for world leaders this coming week at the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly, Trump’s biggest moment on the world stage since his inauguration in January.
Trump is scheduled to address the world body, which he has criticized as weak and incompetent, on Tuesday.