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Philippines president calls Kim Jong Un a 'chubby fool' who is 'playing with dangerous toys'

Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday taunted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, calling him "a fool" and warning that his "chubby face looks kind" but he's a "son of a bitch."

The president of the Philippines is known for using crude language, and this isn't the first time he has spoken out against Kim, who is trying to build up his nuclear arsenal. On Monday, Manila will host the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, where representatives from more than 25 countries, including the United States, Russia, China, Australia, Japan, and South Korea, will come together to discuss North Korea's recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

Duterte also accused Kim of "playing with dangerous toys," and said if he "commits a mistake, the Far East will become an arid land. It must be stopped, this nuclear war. A limited confrontation and it blows up here, I will tell you, the fallout can deplete the soil, the resources, and I don't know what will happen to us."