We are powerful enough to silence any opposition that threatens the U.S. or any of its allies - President Trump
Sep 20, 2017 National 0 1574 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Trump tells UN General Assembly that the US has the capacity to totally destroy North Korea if it attacked them or any of their allies.
- Mocks Kim Jong-Un by calling him Rocket Man.
- Swedish government criticises the speech.
The President of the United States of America Donald Trump made his debut address at the United Nations General Assembly and it
was definitely one to remember
Trump was confrontational and edgy in his approach and urged members to jointly confront the leaders of Iran and North Korea.
He also used the opportunity to mock the North Korean President by calling him Rocket Man.
In his address to to world leaders, President Trump defended the sovreignty of the United States and stated that it is powerful enough to silence any opposition that threatens the U.S. or any of its allies.
“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,” Trump told the 193-member world body, sticking closely to a script.
As loud, startled murmurs filled the hall, Trump described Kim in an acid tone, saying, “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.”
Trump’s most direct military threat to attack North Korea, in his debut appearance at the General Assembly, was his latest expression of concern about Pyongyang’s repeated launching of ballistic missiles over Japan and underground nuclear tests.
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom crossed her arms during the speech.
“It was the wrong speech, at the wrong time, to the wrong audience,” Wallstrom later told the BBC.
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