Recall that trump said about the readiness to completely destroy North Korea in the event of real threats to States.
President Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly was most noteworthy for his latest threat to "totally destroy North Korea".
When asked by reporters what he thought of Trump calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man", Ri quipped, "I feel sorry for his aides".
Ri was invoking a Korean proverb that says a procession will keep moving forward, even if a dog were barking at it, according to the Yonhap news agency. In Korean, a dog dream is one that is absurd and makes little sense.
The bellicose speech came after months of escalating tensions over advances in the rogue weapons program operated by Pyongyang, which has defied tough sanctions to launch its sixth and largest nuclear test and to fire a series of missiles over Japan.
"And that is why we [the German government] clearly disagree with the USA president", said Merkel.
South Korea's presidential office had later said Trump's warning to North Korea had been "firm and specific". "It clearly showed how seriously the United States government views North Korea's nuclear programme as the president spent an unusual amount of time discussing the issue", the presidential Blue House said in a statement.