Seoul [South Korea], Feb. 04 (ANI): North Korea on Sunday slammed United States President Donald Trump's recent State of the Union (SOTU) address as "heights of arrogance" and "arbitrariness", according to its state media.
A North Korean ministry spokesperson said that it would deter Trump's "sinister intention" to do something about its regime, the Yonhap news agency reported.
"Trump described last year as a year fully recorded with incredible progress and extraordinary success," the agency quoted spokesman as saying. "This is indeed the height of Trump-style arrogance, arbitrariness and self-conceit," the spokesperson said in a statement.
"The whole world is deeply concerned, seeing as an omen of new disaster the address of Trump who asserted 'America First' and 'unmatched power' based on nuclear weapons while forcing other countries to submit themselves to the U.S. chauvinistic interest," the statement further read.
North Korea criticised Trump for "revealing hostility" toward the country and reasserted that it would defend itself and deter the threat with its "nuclear force".
"Our self-reliant defence capability with the nuclear force as its backbone will, however, completely deter Trump and his lackeys from showing off on the Korean peninsula," the statement continued.
Trump met with a group of North Korean defectors at the Oval Office in White House on Friday and discussed ways to end the nuclear programme of North Korea and highlighted the human right abuses of the country as well.