South Korea's Moon praises Trump's UNGA assault on North Korea
Sep 20, 2017 World 3251 By Collins Kelechi
- Trump promises to totally destroy North Korea if threatened.
- South Korea's President Moon praises Trump's speech at UN General Assembly.
- Appreciates the United States' stance on North Korea.
South Korea President Moon Jae-in has issued a statement through his office praising the U.S. President Trump's address to the UN General Assembly especially his stance on North Korea's nuclear programme.
In his debut address to world leaders, the U.S. President warned hat he would "totally destroy" North Korea if they threatened "the U.S. or its allies".
"We view the speech as portraying a firm and specific stance on the key issues regarding keeping peace and safety that the international community and the United Nations are faced with," the office of South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement on Wednesday.
"It clearly showed how seriously the United States government views North Korea's nuclear program as the president spent an unusual amount of time discussing the issue," the presidential Blue House's statement said.
Trump's speech "reaffirmed that North Korea should be made to realize denuclearization is the only way to the future through utmost sanctions and pressure", it said.