>> A new war of words to start off the new year between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Trump twitting on Tuesday, I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger and more powerful one than his, and my Button works. A direct response to Kim Jong-un's new year address earlier this week.
> The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons and a nuclear button is always on my desk.>> That as Washington says it's hearing reports that Pyongyang might be preparing for another missile test.>> I hope that does not happen, but if it does we must bring even more measures to bear on the North Korean regime.
Kim Jong-un has stressed, his country would push ahead with mass-producing nuclear warheads, but also said he was open to dialogue with South Korea. On Wednesday the regime announced Kim had given the order to open the border hotline between the two countries, something Pyongyang had cut-off in 2016 in response to South Korea slamming down sanctions over the North's nuclear tests.