President Trump concludes combative United Nations address

President Trump concludes combative United Nations address

President Trump concludes combative United Nations address

Trump warned Kim last month that the North would feel the "fire and fury" of the United States if the regime continued its threats and destabilized the Korean Peninsula and East Asia. He mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, referring to him by a nickname Trump first deployed on Twitter. But if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. He encouraged nations to band together to fight evil. Recent missile tests have demonstrated the range to potentially strike the continental United States, along with the technical capacity to mount a miniature nuclear device on a missile, analysts said. He made little mention of Russian Federation.

The question remains, however, how realistic the Trump administration's threats are as the North quickly advances its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities. Trump also slammed Venezuela and Iran, again hinting that the USA could withdraw from the multi-national Iran nuclear deal. And he scolded nations that it was "an outrage" to enable and trade with North Korea, seeming to slight China, though he did not mention it by name.

Trump's speech Tuesday was an important test on the world stage, as the United Nations grapples with global crises, including North Korea's growing nuclear program, terrorism and climate change.

Addressing the general assembly is a milestone moment for any president, but one particularly significant for Mr Trump, a relative newcomer to foreign policy who has at times rattled the worldwide community with his unpredictability. He has pulled the United States out of multinational agreements, considered shrinking the USA military footprint in the world and deployed bombastic language on North Korea that has been criticized by other world leaders. "We have to make sure all options are under development to ensure that this regime can not threaten the world with a nuclear weapon".

"I will always put America first".

"As president of the United States, I will always put America first", he said.

Trump promised that the USA will "forever be a great friend to the world", but said the United States can "no longer be taken advantage of".

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The U.S. leader's list of world trouble spots included Venezuela. His remarks sometimes produced surprised chatter in the crowd.

In Monday's speech, Trump pressed the U.N.to protect whistleblowers and hold its management accountable. Two officials sat a row back, one taking notes. "It has turned a wealthy country with rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos", Trump said. He accused Tehran of squandering Iran's wealth by supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, Lebanon's Hezbollah militia and Yemen's Houthi rebel group.

"We must ensure that no one and no member state shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden, and that's militarily or financially", Trump said Monday at a meeting on United Nations reforms.

The administration must decide in mid-October whether it will certify that Iran is still in compliance with the agreement.

Democratic Senator Edward Markey of MA, like his Republican colleague a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Trump would do better to speak of tougher sanctions than the possibility of nuclear war. He's also announced his intent to pull out of the United Nations -sponsored Paris Climate Accord.

The speech drew varying reactions from leaders. Yet Trump will not have the opportunity to meet with Presidents Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation, both of whom are skipping the gathering.

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