Trump threatens destruction of North Korea, slams Iran at United Nations – Orange County Register

NEW YORK — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local):

10:50 a.m.

President Donald Trump says the United States will have no choice but to “totally destroy” North Korea if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the North’s aggression.

In his first address to the U.N. General Assembly, Trump says the North Korean government is a “depraved regime.”

Trump is calling on other nations to work together to isolate North Korea until its ceases what he says is its hostile behavior.

But if forced to defend itself or its allies against North Korea’s continued threats, Trump says “we wil

10:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump says at the United Nations that the Iranian government is an “economically depleted rogue state” whose chief export is violence.

Trump is telling world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly that the world cannot allow the “murderous regime” to continue its destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles.

The president is questioning the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. He says world leaders “cannot abide” by the agreement if it “provides cover” for Iran to eventually build its nuclear program.

The administration last week extended sanctions relief to Iran, avoiding imminent action that could implode the landmark agreement.


10:29 a.m.

President Donald Trump is talking tough on terror as he delivers his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly.

Trump tells world leaders in a major speech that “it is time to expose and hold responsible” nations that provide funding and safe harbor to terror groups.

He says all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and “the Islamic extremist that inspires them.”

He says: “We will stop radical Islamic terrorism, because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation and, indeed, to tear up the entire world.”


10:28 a.m.

President Donald Trump says the United States seeks harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife on the world stage.

Trump says: “The United States will forever be a great friend to the world.” But he’s warning that his country must not be taken advantage of.

He’s also touting the benefits of his “principled realism” philosophy and says actions must be guided by outcomes and not ideology.

Trump is addressing the United Nations General Assembly for the first time as president.


10:27 a.m.

President Donald Trump says the world must…

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