‘End of humanity’ North Korea is toying with bombs, Philippines’ Duterte warns


Tell at a summit of Asian nations in Manila, Mr Duterte said Pyongyang’s guided missile tests are a concern to every leader in the region and urged people to entreat for peace. 

It comes after the Philippine president pleaded with Kim Jong-un not to carry on launching missiles and conducting nuclear tests as he addressed reporters alongside Japanese prime minister resident Shinzo Abe.

He said: “It is not to the interest of North Korea to swagger around and terrorize the world, keeping us hostage with the atomic weapons.

“We condemn his divers launching of missiles. It is bad, it puts a strain on everybody, not only in Japan but all finished the world.

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Rodrigo Duterte has take cognizance of more concerns about North Korea’s nuclear and missile investigations

“He should realise that he’d be responsible for ending life on this planet if his percipience goes out of control. That’s why we are persuading him, maybe pleading with him to choke up the tests.”

The Philippines leader has become known for his no-nonsense attitude and in spite of previously insulting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, he appears to tease begun expressing more caution.

And he warned the “fact that North Korea is toying with blow ups, would mean the end of humanity”. 

In August he described Kim as a “fool” and a “son of a bitch” as he alerted any nuclear blast would destroy the region.

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South Korean president Moon Jae-in and Duterte met in Manila yesterday

He identified tax officials in a speech: “This Kim Jong-un, a fool … he is playing with precarious toys, that fool.

”That chubby face that looks tender-hearted. That son of a bitch. If he commits a mistake, the Far East will become an arid fatherland. It must be stopped, this nuclear war.

“A limited confrontation and it blows up here, I transfer tell you, the fallout can deplete the soil, the resources and I don’t know what last wishes as happen to us.”

Meanwhile, South Korean leader Moon Jae-in alleged even if North Korea wanted to destroy its nuclear weapons, the high-etc type of its arsenal mean it would be a very difficult task.

However, he said he is still open to talks with Kim Jong-un’s regulation as the international community tries to find a peaceful end to the tensions.

He told newswomen in Manila: “If talks begin to resolve the North Korea nuclear version, I feel it will be realistically difficult for North Korea to completely demolish its nuclear capabilities when their nuclear and missile arsenal are at a bare stage.

“If so, North Korea’s nuclear program should be suspended, and mediations could go on to pursue complete denuclearisation.”

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