He stressed the rights and roles of “strong, sovereign nations” even as they band together at the United Nations. The president warned of growing threats from North Korea and Iran. He said: “The scourge of our planet is a group of rogue regimes.”
President Trump at the U.N. General Assembly
He emphasized that if Kim Jong Un’s regime continued to threaten the United States and to destabilize East Asia, his administration would be prepared to defend the country and its allies. “(…) We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” Trump had given to Kim Jong Un the name “Rocket Man” saying he “is on a suicide mission for himself.” “President Trump told the truth about the dangers lurking in the world, and called to face them forcefully to ensure the future of mankind,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appreciated. Trump is scheduled to have a trilateral meeting Wednesday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss the situation. He spoke separately with Chinese President Xi Jinping.