President Donald had some harsh words for North Korea and its dictator, Kim Jong Un, during an official address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday.
During a roughly 40-minute speech, Trump: explained why North Korea must be contained, warned that the rogue nation would be destroyed if it doesn’t cooperate, and even called Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man.”
“[The North Korean government] is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of North Koreans, and for the imprisonment, torture, killing and oppression of countless more,” Trump said. “We were all witness to the regime’s deadly abuse when an innocent American college student, Otto Warmbier, was returned to America only to die a few days later.
“We saw it in the assassination of the dictator’s brother using banned nerve agents in an international airport. We know it kidnapped a sweet 13-year-old Japanese girl from a beach in her own country to enslave her as a language tutor for North Korea’s spies.”
Trump then turned to North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
“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. No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles.
“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. 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 not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do.”
Denuclearization, Trump warned, is North Korea’s “only acceptable future.”
“It is time for all nations to work together to isolate the Kim regime until it ceases its hostile behavior,” Trump added.
Nor was North Korea the only target of Trump.
“It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction,” Trump said.
“We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program,” Trump said of Iran.
He also went after one of Iran’s key allies — Syria.
“The actions of the criminal regime of Bashar al-Assad, including the use of chemical weapons against his own citizens — even innocent children — shock the conscience of every decent person,” Trump said.
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