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Barnaby Joyce addresses North Korea hydrogen bomb threat

  • The Deputy Prime Minister was initially ‘speechless’ when asked about the bomb
  • He eventually said it would be a ‘disaster beyond compare for the region’
  • North Korea’s hydrogen bomb threat comes just days after Trump comments
  • President Donald Trump said that he would ‘totally destroy’ North Korea
  • Leader Kim Jong Un retaliated saying he would ‘destroy the dotard’ 

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has called North Korea’s decision to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean a ‘crazy’ idea.

Mr Joyce was asked by a collection of reporters in Perth on Friday how he felt about the imminent threat of Kim Jong Un’s reign and was initially speechless.

‘That would be a disaster beyond compare for the region, for the people of North Korea, who have no dog in this fight, who are just trying to feed themselves,’ he said after some consideration.

Mr Joyce (pictured) was asked by a collection of reporters in Perth on Friday how he felt about the imminent threat of Kim Jong Un’s reign and was initially speechless

‘One bad person puts a threat to the peace of our region and the economics of our region and the prosperity of our region… there will come a point where somebody, somewhere is going to have to do something about this.’

The threat to drop one of the world’s most dangerous weapons so close to Australia comes just days after President Donald Trump said he would ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if it attacked the US or one of its allies.

In what was a first for the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un released a personal statement ominously suggesting Trump’s threats would not dampen his resolve for warfare.

The threat to drop one of the world's most dangerous weapons so close to Australia comes just days after President Donald Trump said he would 'totally destroy' North Korea if it attacked the US or one of its allies

The threat to drop one of the world’s most dangerous weapons so close to Australia comes just days after President Donald Trump said he would ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if it attacked the US or one of its allies

‘Whatever Trump might have expected he will face results beyond his expectation. I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire,’ he said via North Korea’s state news agency KCNA.

With Australia so public in its support of the United States it’s no wonder Mr Joyce is worried for the region.

‘Why would you test a mechanism to put millions and millions of people in a microwave?’ He said on Friday.

With Australia so public in its support of the United States it's no wonder Mr Joyce is worried for the region (pictured Kimg Jong Un and Donald Trump)

With Australia so public in its support of the United States it's no wonder Mr Joyce is worried for the region (pictured Kimg Jong Un and Donald Trump)

With Australia so public in its support of the United States it’s no wonder Mr Joyce is worried for the region (pictured Kimg Jong Un and Donald Trump)

‘I fear for the people of North Korea because I think most of them have never bought this ticket that their dictator… has purchased for them.

‘They’re testing a mechanism to incinerate human beings… give people disease from radiation, to partially burn human bodies.’

Earlier in the week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Australia would review its autonomous sanctions on North Korea. 

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