I'll totally destroy North Korea: Trump AT UN

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US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

New York - Trump called Iran an "economically depleted rogue state" whose chief export is violence.


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Published: Tue 19 Sep 2017, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 20 Sep 2017, 1:39 AM

President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that the United States is ready to "totally destroy" North Korea and vowed to confront Iran's "murderous regime" over its weapons programme.
In his first address to leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump warned North Korea not to pursue its nuclear missile programme in his starkest language yet, deriding its young leader Kim Jong-un with the nickname "Rocket Man" and threatening to end his country.
"The US 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. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime," he said. "The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary."
Trump called Iran an "economically depleted rogue state" whose chief export is violence. He accused Iran of supporting terrorists and threatening Israel. He appeared to pave the way towards tearing up the nuclear deal signed in 2015 between six world powers and Iran.
Trump said the accord had failed to rein in the regime's subversive role in Middle East conflicts, and sent a clear signal that he intends to declare Tehran in breach of the deal when he reports to Congress next month. "We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilising activities while building dangerous missiles and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear programme," he said.

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