United States’ President Donald Trump took a strong stance against North Korea at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday.
In his first address to the general assembly, Trump warned of the consequences if North Korea was not stopped. “If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph,” he told the audience.
Highlighting Kim Jong-un’s reckless behaviour, Trump added that “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.” He went on to say that, while a peaceful solution was preferred, the United States would use force if necessary. “The US has great strength and patience,” he said. “'[But] if it is forced to defend ourselves or our allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
Prior to Trump’s speech, UN secretary general António Guterres asserted that a peaceful resolution must be reached. “Fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings,” he said. “This is a time for statesmanship. We must not sleepwalk our way into war.”