CRACKPOT North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has warned the US he is ready to launch a “super-mighty preemptive strike”.

State media launched the broadside as the ongoing war of words between Pyongyang and Washington DC continued.

Kim Jong-un’s state media has warned of a “super-might preemptive strike” against the US in the latest round in an ongoing war of words

The US is trying to bring the dictator in line over nuclear missile tests

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson responded by pledging to find a way to pressure North Korea into stepping down

A bizarre North Korean musical played at the weekend saw a military figure burst into song as an anti-America video played in the background

The announcement ominously warned the regime would "reduce America to ashes" and added: "Don't mess with us."

But US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to tone down America's stance and said it is looking for ways to "bring pressure on the regime" to "re-engage".

The latest insults come just one day after footage emerged of a bizarre North Korean musical in which an American city was destroyed by North Korean nukes.