Pyongyang has likened U.S. President Donald Trump to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, characterizing Trump's "America First" policy as "the American version of Nazism," state media reported Tuesday, as Washington grapples with the North Korean nuclear issue.

In an editorial entitled "We Reject 'American-first Principle' — Nazism in the 21st Century," the Korean Central News Agency ripped into Trump's approach to foreign policy, which focuses on U.S. interests and national security and touts peace through strength, but which has been criticized as isolationist.

"The 'American-first principle' ... advocates the world domination by recourse to military means just as was the case with Hitler's concept of world occupation," the editorial said.