Donald Trump is a “destroyer” and is “begging” for World War III, North Korea have said.

Kim Jong-un had a pop at the US President following fiery speeches during his visits to North Korea’s closest neighbours.

North Korea’s foreign minister Kang Sok-ju told the state news agency: “Trump’s current trip to our surrounding region is a warmonger’s visit for confrontation to rid the DPRK of its self-defensive nuclear deterrence.

“It is also nothing but a business trip by a warmonger to enrich the monopolies of the U.S. defence industry by milking the moneybags from its subordinate ‘allies’.

“Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of the world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula.”

The statement continued: “The DPRK’s possession of nuclear weapons was a righteous and inevitable choice to defend our national sovereignty and dignity and our people’s rights to existence and development from increased nuclear threats and blackmail by the U.S. and its hostile moves against the DPRK.

“Time is now gone forever when the U.S. used to threaten and blackmail us with nuclear weapons.

“The reckless remarks by a dotard like Trump can never frighten us or put a stop to our advance.”

The scathing statement follow Donald Trump’s many speeches during his Asia tour slamming Kim Jong-un and the country’s aggressive nuclear testing.

During a speech in Seoul the US President labelled Pyongyang a “menace threatening the world with nuclear devastation.”

North Korea and the US have stoked fears of World War III in recent months as North Korea Kim have conducted a series of rapidly escalating nuclear tests, to which President Trump responded furiously with verbal insults and his own impressive military tests.