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We will totally destroy North Korea – Donald Trump

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 19: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017 in New York City. Among the issues facing the assembly this year are North Korea’s nuclear developement, violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and the debate over climate change. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy’’ the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket man.’’

In a hard-edged speech to the UN General Assembly, Trump offered a grim portrait of a world in peril, adopted a more confrontational approach to solving global challenges from Iran to Venezuela, and gave an unabashed defense of U.S. sovereignty.

“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,’’ Trump told the 193-member world body, sticking closely to a script.

Trump, as loud, startled murmurs filled the hall, described Kim in an acid tone, saying, “rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.’’

His remarks rattled the leaders gathered in the green-marbled UN General Assembly hall, where minutes earlier UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for statesmanship, adding that they must not sleepwalk their way into war.

Trump’s most direct military threat to attack North Korea, in his debut appearance at the General Assembly, was his latest expression of concern about Pyongyang’s repeated launching of ballistic missiles over Japan and underground nuclear tests.

His advisers say he is concerned about North Korea’s advances in missile technology and the few means available for a peaceful response without China’s help.

One man in the audience covered his face with his hands shortly after Trump made his “totally destroy’’ comment.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom told newsmen that it was the wrong speech, at the wrong time, to the wrong audience.

“North Korea’s mission to the UN did not immediately respond to a request for comment,’’ the North Korean UN mission said.

Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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4 Comments

  1. Mrs M

    September 21, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Well because America always threads with caution,people assume they can threaten them with anything. I wonder why and how Kim is still alive sef… The bastard

    • CovertNigerian

      September 21, 2017 at 8:35 am

      Because if he is attacked, millions of people in Tokyo and Seoul as well as thousands of US military personnel in the region are likely to die in North Korea’s retaliation. And let there be no doubt in your mind, the North Koreans will retaliate.

  2. tukur isa keffi

    September 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    North Korea need to have it’s own missile too.The west should also exercise restraint too.Why must they be the ones to own without hassles? India and Pakistan never had it well in the mid 80’s, but they ignored the west and test their ballistics missiles competitively. Till date heaven has not fallen!
    The US used nuclear weapons in Japan in 1945 precisely in Hiròshima and Nagasaki towns.The impact is still been felt today.Who penalised the US?
    Every country should be independently allowed to develop it’s own nuclear missiles.Is there any country that does not have enemies? What is good for the gander should equally be good for the goose too.

  3. Sherlie Holmes

    September 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    That Kim that kills his own people within the blink of an eye for the most minute offences, he def won’t go down without a HARD fight. God protect us o!

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