North Korea responds to Trump with ominous new warning of 'tragic doom' as tensions rise

North Korean officials scathingly responded to recent warnings from President Donald Trump over continued threats and missile testing.

Speaking through its media arm Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the government has now said that Trump should "talk and act properly."

"KCNA: 'If the Trump administration does not want the American empire to meet its tragic doom..., they had better talk and act properly.'"

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"U.S. has done all sorts of wrongs to the DPRK," the statement continued, "... now it finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma ... This is tragicomedy of its own making.'"

Days prior, North Korea had said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike near Guam.

Trump warned of grave consequences for North Korea if its military moved forward with such a plan.

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"Let's see what he [Kim Jong-un] does with Guam," he said this week. "He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody's seen before, what will happen in North Korea."

Trump also tweeted Friday, "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!"

The statement came alongside a report from KCNA claiming that more than 3.5 million citizens in North Korea have volunteered to join or re-join the People's Army.

The country is infamous for its isolationist policies and warnings to citizens that external powers -- especially the U.S. -- pose a great risk to future stability.