US President Donald Trump promised to completely destroy “North Korea”, unless he relies on his weapons programs and mocks Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un as “rocket man on a suicide mission “.
The comments of Mr. Trump’s first speech to the United Nations General Assembly constituted his immediate threat to attack North Korea because of its hostile activities involving the introduction of ballistic missiles throughout Japan, underground nuclear tests.
His comments stifled the world leaders ahead of him in the green marble hall where, a few minutes before, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had appealed to the State and diplomacy.
“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 completely destroy North Korea,” Trump said.
When a loud and frightened noise fills the corridor, Mr. Trump doubled, referring to Mr. Kim with the nickname “Raketenmann”, which he used for the first time Sunday in a Twitter article despite the international forum and gravity of the situation ,
A man in the audience covered his face with his hands, shortly after Mr. Trump made his comment “totally destroyed”, while Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom crossed his arms.
The North Korea mission to the United Nations – which had a junior diplomat in the front line – did not respond immediately to a request for an opinion on Mr. Trump’s comments.
The rhetoric of Mr. Trump’s saber contrasted with the comments of some of his administrations, indicating their preference for a diplomatic solution.
Shortly before Mr. Trump’s speech, Mr. Guterres appealed to the General Assembly for the State to avoid war with North Korea.