North Korea has renewed its verbal attacks on US President Donald Trump, after he threatened military action.
The North’s Foreign Ministry said, if Mr Trump was confrontational, “it must really be diagnosed as the relapse of the dotage of a dotard”.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a ‘dotard’ as “a person whose mental faculties are impaired; specifically, a person whose intellect or understanding is impaired in old age”.
It is the first time in over a year that Pyongyang has been openly critical of Donald Trump.
The two men held face-to-face talks in Singapore in June last year, and in Vietnam in February this year, aimed at de-nuclearisation.
However, talks have stalled since then, and despite another impromptu meeting at the demilitarised zone that separates North and South Korea last June, the North has restarted the testing of short-range ballistic missiles.
The hostile language has also come back.