After completing his tour of Asia, Donald Trump has been attacked by North Korea's state media, with calls for his death.

The state-run newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, targeted Trump after comments he made about Pyongyang and their leader Kim Jong-un.

Trump visited South Korea, and held talks with Japanese and Chinese leaders in a bid to reign in the recent escalation in missile tests.

But North Korea has reacted angrily saying, "the worst crime for which he [Trump] can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership.

"He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people."

Trump and the Kim regime have sparred in a war of words for several months following the implementation of crippling UN sanctions as well as increased pressure from Beijing onto their southern allies.

But towards the end of his Asian tour, Trump taunted Kim, saying: "Why would Kim Jong-Un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat'?"

Over the summer, North Korea, furious with new sanctions imposed by the UN, and more importantly backed unilaterally by all security council members including China and Russia, embarked on a series of new missile tests.

And in doing so said that they could reach the US territory of Guam and threatened to target the small island.

This stoked anger in Washington with Trump raising the rhetoric by threatning North Korea with "fire and fury" if they performed any attack on Guam, the mainland US or their allies.

The Kim regime and Trump administration then embarked on a tit-for-tat exchange which saw military drills around the Korean peninsula and further missile tests.