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In U.N. speech Trump says U.S. ready and willing to totally destroy North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump in his first U.N. speech on Tuesday warned the destruction of North Korea, mocking leader Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man”.

“Now, North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life. The United States has greath strenght and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. ‘Rocket man’ is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will necessary,” Trump said in his speech.


The U.S. president also criticised countries that deal with North Korea.

“It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime but would arm, supply and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict,” Trump said.

According to Reuters, a junior North Korean diplomat remained in the delegation’s front-row seat for Trump’s speech, the North Korean U.N. mission said.


John Beckett