“Donald Trump has threatened to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea, in a bellicose first address to the United Nations general assembly in which he lashed out at a litany of US adversaries and called on ‘righteous’ countries to confront them,” The Guardian reports.
“The speech was greeted in the UN chamber mostly with silence and occasional outbreaks of disapproving murmurs, as Trump castigated a succession of hostile regimes.”
“‘The US has great strength and patience,’ Trump said. But he added: ‘If it is forced to defend ourselves or our 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,” added Trump.
“Trump moved on to Iran”, saying “‘the Iran nuclear deal, signed by the US under the Obama administration with five other countries two years ago, was ‘one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.'”
‘Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States,’ he said. ‘I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it – believe me.'”
“Trump must decide by 15 October on whether to certify Iranian compliance or not. His threatened withdrawal of presidential endorsement could lead to Congress reimposing nuclear-related sanctions and the collapse of the agreement.”