Describing the North as a "depraved regime", Mr. Trump blamed it for "the starvation deaths of millions, and for imprisonment torture and oppression of countless more", and he cited the case of American student Otto Warmbier, who died after being held in North Korean captivity. "If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph", the president said.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump gave his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
North Korea's Ambassador to the U.N., Ja Song Nam, leaves his seat prior in New York, US, September 19, 2017. He urged the United Nations to further isolate it by imposing more sanctions and threatened to "totally destroy" the country.
Just a few minutes ago, President Trump took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly in NY. "You haven't heard the last on it, believe me".
"You have never heard a United States president saying that in the UNGA, threatening to totally destroy another country", Bays said.
The president, speaking at the United Nations' hallowed green-marble rostrum, also excoriated the global nuclear deal with Iran as an "embarrassment" and strongly hinted that his administration would soon back out, against the wishes of many nations in the room.
"Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself", he said.
The president slammed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran, calling it "an embarrassment" to the USA, hinting that his administration may soon declare the Islamic Republic out of compliance. He predicted the USA will be the loser if it "tramples upon" the 2015 agreement, the Washington Post reported.
"Reform in President Trump's words is code for stripping the human rights system of much-needed resources". "But we can no longer be taken advantage of, and enter into a one-sided deal where the United States gets nothing".
Bolton also spoke about the state of the United Nations and said Trump needs to keep his straightforward approach when it comes to critiquing the organization that boasts 193 member countries.
"The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented", he said to scattered laughter.