Updated: September 19, 2017 8:52:09 pm
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged United Nations member states to turn up the pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. Addressing the United Nation General Assembly for the first time after becoming the President of the United States, Trump said the world faces destructive threats from rogue states and “terrorists and extremists.” “Rogue regimes not only support terrorists but threaten other nations with the most destructive weapon known to humanity,” Trump said, referring to nuclear weapons. In his 41-minute speech, Trump also said, “US is ready, willing and able (to totally destroy North Korea) but hopefully that won’t be necessary, that is what UN is all about.”
Highlights of Donald Trump’s Speech at UNGA:
08:02 pm: Venezuelan people are collapsing. As a responsible friend, we have goal to help them and restore their democracy, says the US President.
08:09 pm: Donald Trump says that it is a massive embarrassment for US that some govts with egregious Human Rights records sit in the UN Human Rights’ Council.
08:08 pm: We thank Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon for hosting refugees from Syria: Trump at UNGA
07:57 pm: In Syria and Iraq we have made big gains towards lasting defeat of ISIS, says Trump.
07: 55 pm: We will stop radical Islam terrorism because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation or tear up the world: US President Donald Trump.
07:54 pm: Donald Trump says, “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. US is ready, willing and able (to totally destroy North Korea) but hopefully that won’t be necessary, that is what UN is all about.”
07: 52 pm: It is time for North Korea to realise that de-nuclearisation is its only acceptable future: Trump
07: 50 pm: Donald Trump denounced the Iran nuclear deal as an “embarrassment” today, in the latest sign that he plans to tear up or renegotiate the landmark accord. “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it. Believe me. It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction”, said Trump.
07: 47 pm: North Korea is on a suicide mission for its people and its regime
07:46 pm: North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens entire world with immense loss of human life: Donald Trump
07:45 pm: No one has shown more contempt for its people than the regime in North Korea: Donald Trump
07:45 pm: We meet a time of both immense promise and great peril, It is upto us if we lift world to new heights or let it fall in a valley of disrepair: Trump
07:44 pm: Trump says, “We want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife.”
07:44 pm: Best of the United States, is the first three words of its constitution – We the people: US President Donald Trump in his first UNGA address.
07:44 pm: Success of United Nations depends on the independence of its members. Terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet: Donald Trump.
07:43 pm: Strong sovereign nations let their people take control of their own destiny.
07:40 pm: We expect all nations to respect the interest of their own people, the right of other sovereign nations.
07: 30 pm: “Our citizens have paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom. They have also fought to defend other countries represented in the room”, says Trump at UNGA.
07: 29 pm: It is an eternal credit to the American character that we have fought wars abroad but have not sought territorial expansion and not imposed our way of life on other people, says US President Donald Trump at his first UNGA address.
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