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Trump Threatens to 'Destroy' North Korea, Says Its Leader Is on a 'Suicide Mission'

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Addressing the United Nations General Assembly for the first time since taking office, President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea in order to defend the United States and its allies from the country's nuclear weapons program.

Trump called North Korea a "band of criminals," and said its leader, Kim Jung Un, was a "rocket man ... on a suicide mission for himself."

"If the righteous many don't confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph," Trump said.

Trump also criticized the Iran nuclear deal, which lifted international sanctions while limiting the country's nuclear capabilities, and suggested the U.S. may pull out of the 2015 agreement, to which Britain, China, France, Germany, and Russia are also parties.

"That deal is an embarrassment to the U.S. and I don't think you've heard the last of it, believe me," Trump said.

"It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran's government end its pursuit of death and destruction," Trump told the assembly. However, nuclear inspectors have found no evidence that Iran is failing to uphold its end of the deal.

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