New Delhi :
North Korean state media has lambasted US president Donald Trump for insulting Kim Jong-un, stating the US leader deserved the 'death penalty'.
This came after Trump during his marathon trip to Asia sent a tweet from Hanoi, taking a dig at the North Korean leader over his height and weight.
â€œWhy would Kim Jong-Un insult me by calling me â€˜old,â€™ when I would NEVER call him â€˜short and fatâ€™?â€ he tweeted.
Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, said,Â "The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership".
"He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people", it added.
He was also termed as a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border.
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017