“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.” President Trump declared today to the 193-member of U. N. General Assembly.
Someone in the audience instinctively covered his face with his hand, while the Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, crossed her arms.
The hard-edged speech of the U.S President at the United Nations General Assembly offered a grim portrait of a world in peril, giving an unabashed defense of U.S. sovereignty. As he continues threatening the North Korea leader, “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.”
In today 41-minute speech the U.S. President pulled out the sword inside of the International Peace Home supporting that, “Major portions of the world are in conflict and some in fact are going to hell.”
Trump threaten of Islamist extremists, criticized the Cuban government then took aim at Iran’s nuclear ambitions and regional influence, calling the Iran country “an economically depleted rogue state that exports violence.”
He called the collapsing democracy situation in Venezuela “completely unacceptable” and warned “We cannot stand by and watch. The U.S. military would soon be the strongest it has ever been.”
Venezuela rejected immediately Trump’s threats, saying that “We’re prepared to resist any U.S. actions, even a military invasion.” While the Foreign Minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, called Trump a white supremacist who was returning the world to the Cold War of the 1980s. “He came to the house of peace and promoted war and the destruction of certain countries.” Arreaza told reporters.
Trump’s harsh speech today to the U.N. General Assembly got mixed reactions around the United States.
The U.N. Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, appeald: “We must not sleepwalk our way into war.” While the Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom told to BBC, “It was the wrong speech, at the wrong time, to the wrong audience.”
Members of the President Cabinet have stated a preference for a diplomatic solution. But the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, tweeted earlier: “Trump, gave a strong and needed challenge to U.N. members to confront global challenges.”
Democrat Ed Markey of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said “Trump engages in escalatory language that only induces further paranoia in Kim. The least we should be able to say is that we tried, we really tried, to avoid a nuclear showdown between our two countries.”
French President Emmanuel Macron, in his U.N. speech, said his country would not close the door to negotiations over the North Korea crisis and staunchly defended the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
There was no immediate comment of North Korea’s and Iran’s U.N. delegation to the United Nations or their foreign ministry.
President Trump Speech to U.N. General Assembly 9/19/17