Inter-Korean Summit 2018

Kim Jong Un Can Say the Nastiest Things

While the Koreas speak of peace, a look back at some of the North Korean leader's fighting words.

Friday's Inter-Korean Summit appeared to be a monumental leap toward peace: Kim Jong Un not only became the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea since the fighting in the Korean War ended 65 years ago, but he vowed to work toward denuclearization—and even called for a "new history." Still, it's worth remembering that the man behind these handshakes and smiles has had some rather unpleasant things to say in the past. . .

“Once an order is issued, you should break the waists of the crazy enemies, totally cut their windpipes and thus clearly show them what a real war is like.”—March 2013 STR/AFP/Getty Images “Once an order is issued, you should break the waists of the crazy enemies, totally cut their windpipes and thus clearly show them what a real war is like.”—March 2013 “Japan is no longer needed to exist near us.”—September 2017 KCNA/AFP/Getty Images “Japan is no longer needed to exist near us.”—September 2017 “Past records of inter-Korean relations show that confrontation between fellow countrymen leads to nothing but war.”—January 2013 STR/AFP/Getty Images “Past records of inter-Korean relations show that confrontation between fellow countrymen leads to nothing but war.”—January 2013 “We will not hesitate to slap them.” —March 2016 -/AFP/Getty Images “We will not hesitate to slap them.” —March 2016 “A frightened dog barks louder. I’d like to advise Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words and be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world."—September 2017 STR/AFP/Getty Images “A frightened dog barks louder. I’d like to advise Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words and be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world."—September 2017 "No one knows when the touch-and-go situation will lead to a nuclear war, but if so, the Japanese archipelago will be engulfed in flames in a moment."— October 2017 KNS/AFP/Getty Images "No one knows when the touch-and-go situation will lead to a nuclear war, but if so, the Japanese archipelago will be engulfed in flames in a moment."— October 2017 “The American bastards would not be very happy with this gift sent on this July 4 anniversary.”—July 2017 KCNA/AFP/Getty Images “The American bastards would not be very happy with this gift sent on this July 4 anniversary.”—July 2017 “The four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche.”—September 2017 KNS/AFP/Getty Images “The four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche.”—September 2017