LAUGHING AT THE WORLD Kim Jong-un cackles like a maniac as he oversees latest North Korea missile la

NORTH Korean dictator Kim Jong-un vowed to fire more missiles as pictures emerged of the despot cackling maniacally as he over saw the launch described as "just a curtain-raiser".

Just one day after his latest launch brought his country and American one step closer to war the smirking communist called for more weapons testing over the Pacific to advance his country's ability to contain Guam.

State media reported that the dictator had said: "The current ballistic rocket launching drill like a real war is the first step of the military operation of the Korean People's Army in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam."

The Rodong Sinmun newspaper, mouthpiece of the North's ruling party, on Wednesday carried more than 20 pictures of the launch near Pyongyang. One showed Kim smiling broadly at a desk with a map of the Northwest Pacific, surrounded by aides.

The fiery outburst came as the UN Security Council - which includes Russia and Kim's key ally China - unanimously condemned the "outrageous" launch.

A forceful UN statement agreed in the earlier hours of this morning saw Beijing fall in line with the US and Europe in condemning Kim's latest act of sabre rattling.

It accused the regime of "undermining regional peace and stability".

Yet while nervous diplomats discussed the crisis in New York, Kim was already firing off his latest salvo in the war of words between him and Washington.

He labelled yesterday's show of force, which saw a rocket fly over Japan, as a "meaningful prelude" to containing Guam - America's Pacific military base.

Kim threatened to unleash his arsenal on the US island earlier this month.

The statement added there would be "more ballistic rocket launching drills with the Pacific as a target in the future".

Last night pictures were released of the tyrant watching over the launch of his Hwasong-12 missile.

A giggling Kim was pictured watching the take-off from a desk alongside several of his generals.

The war of words between Pyongyang and Washington continued to ratchet up yesterday as North Korea told Donald Trump it won't "flinch an inch".

The US responded by telling Kim's regime "enough is enough" after a missile test flew over the Japanese mainland early yesterday morning.

Washington's ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, speaking before an emergency session in New York, said: "I think enough is enough.

"No country should have missiles flying over them like those 130 million people in Japan."

Earlier Trump declared "we've heard North Korea's message loud and clear" after Kim Jong-un launched a ballistic missile over a panicked Japan.

He added that "all options are on the table" for dealing with the rogue nuclear state and that the actions "only increase the North Korean regime's isolation".

South Korea also retaliated by threatening to "exterminate" the Kim as it bombed the North's border in a show of "overwhelming force".

Haley added "something serious has to happen" as tensions reached boiling point, with Kim threatening "catastrophic consequences" after F-15K fighter jets from the South dropped eight MK-84 bombs on targets at a military field.

South Korea's President Moon Jae ordered the show of "overwhelming" force against Pyongyang as he admitted UN sanctions on North Korea are failing to keep the despot in line.

Fears of World War Three were provoked yesterday following the firing of the missile, which was powerful enough to carry a nuke over the Empire of the Sun.

The rocket flew 1,700 miles, soaring over the northern Hokkaido island of Japan and crashing into the Pacific 700 miles beyond the coast.

Millions of Japanese were woken by text messages urging them to seek cover as the nightmare unfolded.

Loudspeakers broadcast the news in the streets and railway stations while TV and radio issued warnings.

It was feared to be the secretive state’s first test-fire of a missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon.

The rocket is believed to have been fired over Japan because it is on the path towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, which Jong-un threatened to attack two weeks ago. It fell short of Guam by 400 miles.

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe said: “North Korea’s reckless action is unprecedented, serious and a grave threat to our nation.”

After he spoke to Mr Trump, the White House revealed the two leaders agreed North Korea posed a “grave and growing threat”.

PM Theresa May refused to abandon a three-day trade mission to Japan overshadowed by the global crisis.

And she pledged support for harsher punishment for Jong-un at the UN.

Mrs May has been told if the 10-minute warning rings out during her visit, she should follow a "duck and cover" drill, according to The Times.

She will spend a significant part of her time in Japan discussing the problem of North Korea with the country's PM.

Mrs May said: "It gives me the opportunity to sit down with Prime Minister Abe to discuss the action that North Korea has taken.

"These are illegal tests, we strongly condemn them and we will be working with Japan and other international partners to ensure that pressure is put on North Korea to stop this illegal action.”

In a show of strength hours after the launch, South Korean war jets dropped 84 bombs on a target range near the border with the North.

China warned tensions had reached a “tipping point”.

The Hwasong-12 rocket was launched from near the capital Pyongyang at 6am yesterday Korean time.

Japan and the US both have anti-missile systems in the region but there was no attempt to shoot it down.

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