Trump warns United States may have to totally destroy NKorea

National security advisor H.R. Mc Master speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington

National security advisor H.R. Mc Master speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington

Trump also says long gas lines are forming in North Korea, calling it "too bad".

The White House says among the meetings the president has this week in NY, one with the South Korean president, which will focus on how to maximize economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea.

Trump also slammed Venezuela and Iran, again hinting that the USA could withdraw from the multi-national Iran nuclear deal.

Ms Bishop declined to comment on reports the Central Intelligence Agency asked Australia to set up a diplomatic presence in North Korea.

Mr Trump urged United Nations member states to work together to isolate the Kim government until it ceases its "hostile" behaviour.

Loud murmurs filled the green-marbled UN General Assembly hall on Tuesday when Trump issued his sternest warning yet to North Korea, whose ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests have rattled the globe.

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

At UN, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea'
Meanwhile, the North Korean envoy actually left the room before Trump took to the podium and made more threats against Pyongyang . Earlier in the speech, however, Trump spoke about the importance of sovereignty as a guiding principle in worldwide relations.

"I think the main message is 'make the United Nations great.' Not again".

He called Iran an "economically depleted rogue state" that exports violence. He has also used this term America first, which, you know, at least you hear words like that and it sounds like that the priority is the United States and not working as an global community.

"The United Nations was founded on truly noble goals", Trump said upon joining U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, the U.N.'s senior leadership and leaders of more than 120 other nations at a forum focused on U.N. reform.

"I will always put America first just like you, the leaders of your countries, should put your countries first."

"We're trying every other possibility that we have, but there's a whole lot of military options on the table", she said. Trump is set to be the second world leader to speak, as per tradition, after Brazil, represented by President Michel Temer.

"This situation is completely unacceptable, and we can not stand by and watch", he said, suggesting the USA may consider further action in the area.

Before taking office, Trump was dismissive of the United Nations, complaining that while it had great potential, "right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time".

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