U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on July 29 in Washington, D.C.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

North Korea has never been known to mince words.

First among the recent targets was President Obama, who the nation derided earlier this year in in a racist screed. Calling Obama a “clown,” a “dirty fellow” and a “crossbreed with unclear blood,” the Korean Central News Agency said it “would be perfect for Obama to live with a group of monkeys in the world’s largest African natural zoo and lick the breadcrumbs thrown by spectators.”

It also targeted South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who it called an “old prostitute.” Then this for a United Nations official: “disgusting old leacher.”

Now it’s John Kerry’s turn. On Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press, the Korean Central News Agency laid into the U.S. Secretary of State, ridiculing his “hideous lantern jaw.”

But that’s not all. To North Korea, Kerry is a “wolf donning the mask of sheep. … His behavior fully revealed once again, the US inveterate nature as hypocrite who has deceived and mocked mankind with all sorts of gimmicks,” a North Korean spokesman said in the Korean-language statement.

North Korea said it was beefing with Kerry because he recently said the United States wants peace between the warring countries — and then proceeded with annual military drills the country holds with South Korea.

Still, a lantern jaw? It’s an unusual analogy to draw, but, hey, props for creativity, North Korea.