US may have to destroy North Korea: Trump at UNGA

RSTV Bureau

US President Donald Trump warned world leaders of the threat posed by nuclear-armed “rogue nations,” in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly.

“Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terror but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity,” he said.

He warned leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly today that the United States may have to destroy North Korea if Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed regime threatens its neighbours.

“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.

US President Donald Trump addressing the UNGA

US President Donald Trump addressing the UNGA

Trump, in his maiden address at the UN General Assembly also argued that nations must rally together when they are faced with a common threat such as North Korea and act in their own self-interest.

President Trump also discussed threats to global stability — including the Iran nuclear deal, nuclear-armed North Korea and global terrorism.

He called North Koreans a “depraved regime” saying that they are responsible for the starvation deaths of millions, and for imprisonment torture and oppression of countless more” citing the death of American student Otto Warmbier.

He laid out his vision of a world order based on strong “sovereign nations” rather than multilateral alliances.

“As long as I hold this office, I will defend America’s interests above all else, but in fulfilling our obligations to our nations, we also realize that it’s in everyone’s interests to seek the future where all nations can be sovereign, prosperous and secure,” he said.

“America does more than speak for the values expressed in the United Nations charter,” he said.

The US President said that citizens have paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom and the freedom of many nations represented in the great hall of United Nations.