North Korea envoy walks out ahead of Trump UNGA speech (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Donald Trump’s first address to the United Nations General Assembly brought some interesting moments in international diplomacy as the US president issued rebukes to several states, chiefly North Korea and Iran.
The North Korean envoy actually left the room before Trump took to the podium and made more threats against Pyongyang.
PHOTO: N. Korean envoy to UN, Ja Song Nam, leaves #UNGA hall prior to #Trump address https://t.co/YWHAISNdPopic.twitter.com/cGYKBE0Pk1— RT (@RT_com) September 19, 2017
The US president threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” and blasted its leader Kim Jong-un.
"Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime," he said.
Trump coined the ‘Rocket Man’ nickname over the weekend, sparking a social media frenzy which erupted again following his use of the term at the UN.
Trump calls Kim Jung Un "Rocket Man" in a speech to the United Nations.— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 19, 2017
This is real life. pic.twitter.com/7J0y4RzgfY
The photos have already been created. #UNGA#RocketManpic.twitter.com/hMssndXJ8Q— David Brody (@TheBrodyFile) September 19, 2017
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Social media users also noted the reaction of the US contingent, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley during the roasting.
"We will have no choice but to completely destroy #NorthKorea," #Trump says before calling Kim Jong-un "rocket man" https://t.co/UiXXYnXtjPpic.twitter.com/bfgGPBAQDK— RT America (@RT_America) September 19, 2017
The face you make while listening to Trump's UN speech. pic.twitter.com/5ww95CsfPa— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) September 19, 2017
Trump condemned Iran’s government as a “reckless regime.” His strong critique appeared to wash over the Iranian ambassador, however, who was engrossed with his phone during the tirade.
“The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy,” Trump added while the ambassador continued to tap away, unfazed.