US President Donald Trump said his country would destroy North Korea if it had to defend itself or defend its allies. The statement was made by President Trump at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday (19/09).
"If (AS) is forced to defend itself or its allies, we have no choice but to completely destroy North Korea," said Trump.
In a prime speech to the UN, President Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying, "Rocket men are on a suicide mission."
'Nonsense' North Korea has repeatedly tested nuclear bombs and missiles despite being sanctioned by the United Nations for its actions. Threats and war of words color the tension associated with the trial. According to Stewart Patrick, senior researcher at the Council on Foreign Relations think tank in New York, President Trump's threat this time to "totally destroy" North Korea makes no sense.