Trump vows to 'destroy' North Korea during United Nations speech

Pauline Gross
September 22, 2017

Donald Trump has vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea if they do not desist in their nuclear ambitions.

The annual summit brings together thousands of world leaders, diplomats and advocates.

"It is very important that North Korea understands that if it attacks the USA or its allies. the United States will respond and respond in a way that would end the North Korean regime".

The United States has slapped several rounds of sanctions on the South American country after Venezuela held elections in late July for the National Constituent Assembly tasked to rewrite the constitution. "I wish the president had used his platform at the United Nations to rally the world to common action against the challenges of terrorism, nuclear proliferation, ethnic violence, poverty, and climate change", Hoyer said.

Trump is scheduled to make full remarks to the General Assembly on Tuesday.

"Incredible speech by POTUS as he addresses the world at the United Nations General Assembly today", she wrote, accompanied by an image of Trump at the General Assembly podium.

Turning to Venezuela, Trump called the collapsing situation there "completely unacceptable" and said the United States can not stand by and watch. "We will be the winners".

President Donald Trump on Sunday morning retweeted a number of internet memes, including an altered video that shows him driving a golf ball into the back of Hillary Clinton.

"Renouncing it would be a serious error, not respecting it would be irresponsible because it is a good accord that is essential to peace at a time when the risk of an internal conflagration can not be excluded", he said after the USA president's address.

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The President questioned the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

TRUMP: As president of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you as the leaders of your countries will always and should always put your countries first.

Tensions between the USA and North Korea have escalated since Trump came into office.

"We can not stand by and watch", he said.

It was a peculiar call to action for a president who has long denigrated the United Nations.

He said the U.S. was "prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists".

Although climate change will be an important topic on the agenda, the USA administration will not attend those "high-level meetings".

Neither presidents from China nor Russian Federation will be at the United Nations this week.

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