At The United Nation, President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that the US would “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies.
“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 said during his first address to the UN General Assembly.
“It is time for North Korea to realize that its denuclearization is its only responsible future,” Trump said.
Trump also warned that Kim Jong Un — whom he again referred to as “rocket man” — “is on a suicide mission for himself.”
“Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself,” he said.
Trump’s strong words came after he made the case that North Korea is a “country that imperils the world” and said that it is in no country’s interest that North Korea continue on its current path of nuclear and ballistic missile development.
“The powerful people in this room, under the guidance and auspices of the United Nations, can solve many of these vicious and complex problems,” Trump said.
He said the United States was prepared to combat global instability through military might.
“Our military will soon be the strongest it’s ever been,” he said.