North Korea could adopt a “tougher position” against the United States and its Asian allies as a result of the war of words between President Trump and supreme leader Kim Jong-un.
Dr Bermant said: “By attacking and making personal attacks on Kim Jong-un – as objectionable as he is – North Koreans will take this very personally.
“This is only going to force them to take a tougher position.”
Speaking to Fox Business, the international security expert said Mr Trump may soon feel the need to “make good” on his aggressive rhetoric against North Korea and the Kim regime.
He added: “His rhetoric and his tweeting put Trump in a position where – because he makes threats – there is a danger he may feel he has to make good on those threats.”
North Korea and the United States have been exchanging increasingly worrying jabs that have sparked the fear of World War 3 throughout the international community.
President Trump announced earlier this week that the United States would unleash a new series of sanction against the Pyongyang government, and would re-design North Korea as a “sponsor of terror.”
While the Trump administration refuses to take the option of military intervention in North Korea off the table, Russia and China are adamant that diplomacy is the only way to relieve the tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Mr Trump’s former deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka said China – as North Korea’s only ally in East Asia – plays a key role in stopping the Kim regime from threatening world peace with a nuclear World War 3.
He said: “When it comes to what can be sone there are two simple baskets of action. Number one, numerous covert means that we can not discuss on television to undermine that capacity to do us damage.
“And the second is the expectation the President has with regards to Bejing, this whole problem could be solved within 10 minutes if Bejing wished to because they could close off the forces when it comes to energy which North Korea requires. They would be brought to heel very rapidly.”
North Korea has been re-designated a state sponsor of terrorism, as the US President attempts to put a stop to the hermit kingdom’s threats to the globe amid fears conflict could spark World War 3.
The designation of Kim Jong-un’s brutal regime will allow the US to impose more sanctions in addition to the ones already imposed by both the United Nations and the European Union.
Over the past few months, North Korea has ramped up their testing of weapons and repeatedly threatened to strike the US territory of Guam.
China agreed to UN sanctions on the hermit state which would limit countries from importing North Korean crude oil, iron, lead and coal. Mr Trump has called for Beijing to do more to put pressure on North Korea.