It's a safe bet that a lot of delegates to the United Nations had their worst suspicions of Donald Trump confirmed this morning.
"Rocket man is on a suicide mission," he said, using a nickname for Kim that refers to the North's recent missile tests.
"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," Trump said during his address.
While the U.S. could take military action itself, Trump urged the U.N. to join together in curtailing North Korea's nuclear efforts.
"We meet at a time of both immense promise and great peril," Trump said, calling it up to the nations gathered at the U.N. General Assembly to decide whether the world grows to "new heights" or falls "into a valley of disrepair."
The president also took on Iran, dismissing the nuclear deal between Tehran and the U.S. and other key world powers which lifted sanctions in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear program. Trump ripped the deal as an "embarrassment" and vowed that this would not be the last the world hears of the deal — "believe me."
Iran's future, Trump said, comes down to its people who could continue down their current road "or return to its ... roots as a center of civilization, culture and wealth."