US President Donald Trump’s war speech to the United Nations against North Korea, where he warned he would “totally destroy” North Korea if threatened, reinforced the need for Pyongyang to realise it must give up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said on Wednesday. But the young North Korean leader has affirmed his readiness for a full-scale warfare, declaring that Trump has now official set the stage for a full-blown war.
Kim Jong Un noted that these words US will “totally destroy” N Korea if it has to was an outright assault to North Korea’s sovereignty.
In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man” for his repeated ballistic missile tests.
Trump’s most direct military threat to attack North Korea was his latest expression of concern about Pyongyang’s repeated weapons tests.
“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. “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.”
In a thunderous speech, 42 minutes long according to the official transcript, also Trump took aim at Iran’s nuclear ambitions and regional influence, Venezuela’s collapsing democracy and the threat of Islamist extremists. “Major portions of the world are in conflict and some in fact are going to hell,” he said.