United Nations has not met full potential 'because of bureaucracy and mismanagement'

Frederick Owens
September 22, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a strong warning to North Korea Tuesday, saying if pressed, he may have no choice but to "totally destroy" the belligerent regime.

Trump said the world can not allow the "murderous regime" to continue its destabilizing activities while building unsafe missiles.

The White House official said that Trump's speech Tuesday shouldn't be taken as a criticism of the United Nations, but that the president won't "appeal to a top-down model of global bureaucracy", but rather "a model that's from the nation-state up". "We support your efforts to look across the entire system and to find ways the United Nations can better, and be better at development, management, peace and security". There were moments when he defended the worldwide order that grew up after World War II, including the United Nations itself.

It was a peculiar call to action for a president who has long denigrated the United Nations. With typically bombastic flourishes like vowing to crush "loser terrorists" and labelling North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, "Rocket Man", Trump at times dispensed with the restrained rhetoric many American presidents use at the United Nations.

He described the situation as one of increasing gravity and risk and warned if there was a conflict many thousands of innocent people would die.

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Mr Trump was at the United Nations on Monday and held meetings with some world leaders, in addition to attending a special meeting on United Nations reform.

"It is very important that North Korea understands that if it attacks the USA or its allies. the United States will respond and respond in a way that would end the North Korean regime".

"I will always put America first, just like you, the leaders of your countries, should put your countries first", he said, noting that "the nation-state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition". "Unemployment is its lowest level in 16 year".

Lynch says that Monday morning, at President's Trump's first speech to the United Nations, he was "pretty much on his best behavior". With North Korea expected to be issue number one, administration officials took to the Sunday morning talk shows warning USA patience is running thin.

He also noticed that the US military would soon be "the strongest it has ever been".

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