Donald Trump warns US may have to 'destroy' North Korea

Michele Moreno
September 20, 2017

President Trump will turn up the heat on North Korea and call out countries that coddle the rogue regime Tuesday in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, said a senior White House official who recognized that the threat of war loomed over the speech.

Emphasizing the power and influence of the USA around the world, President Trump listed off a series of countries and issues the U.N. must unite to deal with to help the United States.

Trump didn't mince his words as he slammed Kim Jong-uns regime as a "twisted" and "depraved" regime - once again dubbing him "Rocket Man".

Tensions have reached new heights this year as North Korea's nuclear missile programme advances quickly - including the detonation of an H-bomb.

Trump thanked China and Russian Federation for signing on to two sets of UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea, but said "we must do much more".

"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", he said.

"We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions or same systems of government", Trump said at the U.N. He added that he does expect all nations to "respect the interest of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation". He has pulled the United States out of multinational agreements, considered shrinking the US military footprint in the world and deployed bombastic language on North Korea that has been criticized by other world leaders.

Mr. Trump also takes the stage at the United Nations amid tensions about whether the USA intends to participate in the internationally-accepted Paris Climate Agreement.

Mr. Trump said he wants to see a resolution to the Syrian conflict, vowing to "crush the loser terrorists" and criticizing Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad as a "criminal" for using chemical weapons on civilians.

Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, says that's changing.

Mr. Trump delivers his "America First" message to the worldwide body, saying "I will always put America first just like you as the leaders of your countries will always and should always put your countries first".

Aside other high-level engagement, he will have a lunch meeting with US President Donald Trump along with other world leaders.

Trump called the U.N. -backed Iran nuclear deal "an embarrassment" to the United States and suggested it was "one of the worst" global pacts ever struck. The Trump administration is mulling whether to certify Tehran's compliance with an Obama-era deal to slow the Iranian nuclear weapons program.

Concluding, the president added: "We are calling for a great reawakening of nation".

Calling it "one of the worst and one-sided transactions the US has ever entered into", Mr. Trump warns the assembly that "you haven't heard the last on it, believe me". In the past, Trump has dismissed the organization as "a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time", and he commented yesterday that the United Nations has an inefficient bureaucracy and poor management.

"Strong sovereign nations let their people take ownership of their future, and control their own destiny".

His speech will likely offer a sharp contrast to Trump's worldview.

The president's comments caused a stir among the crowd of leaders and diplomats at the United Nations and represented his starkest ultimatum yet against North Korea, which could escalate the ongoing nuclear crisis with the isolated country. "We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people".

He pointed to the stock market and the employment rate and says the US military will soon be the strongest it has ever been.

Other reports by Insurance News

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