President Trump Tuesday said the United States will continue to give diplomacy a chance, but that it stands ready to destroy North Korea if necessary.
Trump spoke at the United Nations, saying:
The United States 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. The United States is ready willing and able, but hopefully, this will not be necessary.
There was a buzz in the room when he threatened to “destroy North Korea” and called Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man on a suicide mission,” and again later when he said some parts of the world in conflict “are going to hell.” Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Israeli delegation applauded when he said the world could not abide by the Iran agreement “if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.”