North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho made another overt threat to the U.S. calling out President Donald Trump and warning of war with the U.S.

Ri spoke to Russian state-run news agency TASS.

“ With his bellicose and insane statement at the United Nations, Trump, you can say, has lit the wick of a war against us,” said Ri Wednesday. “We need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words.”

Ri also criticized Trump’s speech to the United Nation’s (UN) General Assembly. In the speech Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man,” said he was on a “suicide mission” and threatened to totally destroy North Korea.

“By his belligerent and insane statement at the United Nations, Trump, so to say, lighted the fuse of war against us ,” said Ri.

North Korea has often made provocative and aggressive statements toward the U.S. and its leaders, but in the past the U.S. response was often muted. North Korea has found a verbal sparring partner in Trump, who has taken to calling Kim “Rocket Man,” and has threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.

North Korea has aggressively showcased developments in its missile and nuclear programs this year through a number of weapons tests. It has twice tested intercontinental ballistic missiles, shot missiles directly over Japan and has conducted its sixth and largest nuclear weapon test. North Korea claimed the test was a thermonuclear hydrogen bomb.

“We have almost reached the last point on the journey toward our final goal - to achieve a real balance of power with the United States,” said Ri. “Our principal position is that we will never agree to any talks in which our nuclear weapons will be the subject of negotiations.”

Trump complained through Twitter on Saturday that diplomacy doesn’t work with North Korean and made a vague threat toward the country.

“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators,” said Trump across two tweets. “Sorry, but only one thing will work! ”