Trump revels in first #UNGA speech

"Now North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life", Trump said.

Loud murmurs filled the green-marbled 193-member UN General Assembly when Trump vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if the nation did not back down with its nuclear testing. "The United States is ready, willing, and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary", said US President Donald Trump during the speech.

North Korea's mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's remarks.

Trump said the accord had failed to rein in the regime's subversive role in Middle East conflicts, and sent a clear signal that he intends to declare Tehran in breach of the deal when he reports to Congress next month.

Shifrinseon says the US has long sought an end to North Korean nuclear testing, but that the president's threats are what's new.

Trump addressing the world leaders at the UNGA said no country had shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than North Korea.

President Trump speaks to the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in NY.

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He praised the two recent Security Council resolutions tightening the screws on North Korea with additional economic sanctions.

TRUMP: As president of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you as the leaders of your countries will always and should always put your countries first.

Turning to Iran, Trump called the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, an embarrassment and one of the worst deals ever made. The potential of the United States in terms of what it's done has been wonderful but we can do better and we're going to.

Trump also condemned actions by Iran and said that the Middle East country is a "rouge nation".

On Monday, the president kicked off his week of diplomacy with a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, where he promised the leader that there was a "good chance" for peace in the Middle East.

Trump then capped his speech off by threatening regime change in Venezuela.

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