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Today President Trump, in a rousing speech to the United Nations, has threatened to “destroy” North Korea if it continues with its nuclear weapons program.
North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons “threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life,” Trump said in front of the U.N. General Assembly, “We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” Trump says that the U.S. is willing to take military action if need be but “hopefully this will not be necessary.”
This is not the first time that Trump has been unafraid to call out North Korea, just last month Trump said the U.S. would unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Such comments though have yet to goad a response from North Korea, Sept. 3 saw Pyongyang’s sixth and by far most powerful nuclear test.
Due to the U.N.’s lottery system that determines seating North Korea was front and center for Trump’s speech, now it seems that only time will tell if his words had an impact.