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North Korea Responds: Vows To "Mercilessly Wipe Out Provocateurs", Blasts "US Will Suffer Final Doom"

The ping pong war of words between Trump and Kim has continued for a third straight day.

Earlier today, Trump said that "if anything" his statement on fire and fury  "was not tough enough, and proceeded to warn North Korea that "things will happen to them like they never thought possible" and concluded that "people of North Korea should be careful, or they’re going to be in trouble like they’ve never been before." At that moment the countdown to the KCNA-carried response by North Korea started, and we didn't have long to wait.

Moments ago, North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency responded to the latest iteration of mutually-assured threats of destruction, blasting that it will "mercilessly wipe out the provocateurs making desperate attempts to stifle socialist country" and adds that "the U.S. will suffer a shameful defeat and final doom if it persists in extreme military adventure, sanctions and pressure."

NEW: North Korea releases statement vowing to “mercilessly wipe out the provocateurs” and say the US would suffer “a shameful defeat" pic.twitter.com/pMgEOihMy9

— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom)

Developing, although readers can probably figure out where this goes from here.