Trump’s maiden United Nations General Assembly speech brought forth varied responses from leaders across the world. It sparked off a verbal war between Trump and Kim Jong Un of North Korea. While china rebuked his comments, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to praise Trump on the speech. The threat of nuclear war seemed closer and more real than ever when Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea.” The threat has loomed large since the 60’s when the Nuclear nonproliferation Treaty was signed. However, member nations have continued to build their nuclear arsenals and test their weapons. North Korea’s recent nuclear tests have alerted the world to the problem on hand. 51 member nations of the United Nations recently signed a treaty that declared use of nuclear weapons unlawful. However, the countries possessing nuclear weapons have not signed it yet.
(The Newsroom Agenda)