McCain called Kim a "crazy fat kid", in a recent interview with Greta Van Susteren, resulting in North Korea issuing a statement through its state-run news service, the Korean Central News Agency, that said McCain's statements were an affront to the "dignity" of Kim Jong Un.
The move came after Malaysia and North Korea struck a deal this week to end a diplomatic stand-off over the February 13 murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un.
They believe it is VX, a substance so risky it is classified as a weapon of mass destruction, but it is not clear how much they have consulted with allies, or shared their findings with the worldwide organisations that monitor chemical and biological weapons.
A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman told KCNA that McCain's comments were "blasphemy".
Those bans have now been lifted, and the nine Malaysians held in North Korea have now returned home.
Awang Azman said the good relations between Malaysia and North Korea was established during the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein's tenure as the Prime Minister.
Malaysian police investigating what United States and South Korean officials say it was an assassination carried out by North Korean agents took statements from the three before they were allowed to leave the country. "It will harm the relationship between the two countries". Police chief Khalid said the North Korean embassy had at first confirmed the identity, but changed its stance the next day.
Kim Jong Nam, who had been living in exile in the Chinese territory of Macau for several years, survived an attempt on his life in 2012, according to South Korean lawmakers.
More importantly, Malaysia has always been a key site for illegal arms component acquisition and weapons trading by North Koreans operating through a number of front companies.
After Malaysian authorities named eight North Korean suspects, Pyongyang claimed the investigation was corrupted by South Korean influence.
Whether Malaysia would have used the potential loss of this cover as a negotiating gambit is unclear.
"They have clarified themselves and we are done with them".
"We hope they don't create a case like this again", Mr Najib told reporters in the southern city of Chennai.
But he said North Korea should never resort to unlawful action and go against global law and convention again.
Such bad behaviour, when set alongside the North's nuclear and missile tests, as well as its increased ability to threaten its neighbours, suggests that conscious, premeditated provocation, rather than impulsiveness, may be part of the intentional strategy of Kim Jong-un.
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Bank of America gained 2.3 percent, while other leading banks including Citigroup and Goldman Sachs climbed more than one percent. Jobless claims dropped by 3,000 to 258,000 in the latest week to reach near their lowest level in decades, MarketWatch reported.
A Pakistani engineer who was abducted second last week in South Sudan along with his three Chinese colleagues has been released. Jamali said they were kidnapped to send a message to the worldwide community that foreigners are not welcome in South Sudan.
He needed 92 - and after coming up with big shot after big shot in the final two sets, he wound up going out on a double-fault. Kyrgios and Federer continued to hold serve throughout the second set, forcing the pair into another tiebreaker.
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The message to China was clear: If Trump is willing to do this to his closest allies, consider how tough he'll be on China. Mr Trump previously slammed China for its perceived lack of diplomacy in dealing with North Korea.
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Donald Trump is using an iPhone now
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