Washington D.C: President Trump’s UN General Assembly’s speech opened up with how well the US stock markets are hitting record highs while parts of the world ‘are going to hell.’
However, the concrete intend of the speech, were a series of threats to take more hostile action against its enemies. None among them was emphasized quite so much as North Korea, who President Trump said he may “have no choice but totally destroy.”
Having referred to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” on Twitter once, President Trump came up again, declaring “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing, and able”
Trump demanded that the UN Security Council come together and make more moves against North Korea. “Tt is an outrage that any nations are trading with North Korea at all because of their reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons,” he said.
To be noted, nuclear weapons were scarcely mentioned in the course of criticizing North Korea. Instead, he focused on the death of Otto Warmbier, and said of North Korea that “we know it kidnapped a sweet 13-year-old Japanese girl from a beach in her own country to enslave her as a language tutor for North Korea’s spies.”
And the fact is this incident actually took place literally 40 years ago. ‘Yokota Megumi’ was kidnapped from a beach in Nagata in 1977, one of 17 Japanese citizens taken around that time. However, North Korea reported she had taken her own life in 1994 and was suffering from mental illness at the time.
Digging the past interestingly, President Trump suggested the kidnapping proved how “twisted” North Korea is, even though it happened years before Kim Jong-un was even born, back when his grandfather was still in power.