President Robert Mugabe says United States President Donald Trump should stop acting like the biblical Goliath by threatening to destroy other countries.
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Addressing the 72nd ordinary session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, President Mugabe said calls by President Trump that his country was prepared to wipe out North Korea from the face of the world were disheartening.
“Are we having a return of Goliath to our midst, who threatens the extinction of other countries and may I say to the US President Mr Trump, please blow your trumpet in a musical way towards the values of unity, peace, cooperation, togetherness and dialogue which are well writ in our very sacred document the United Nations Chatter.” President Mugabe said.
The relations between the United States and North Korean continue to be strained following Pyongyang’s nuclear programme that has seen the country test it’s Inter-continental Ballistic Missiles amid condemnation from Washington.
In a 45-minute speech, the most anticipated foreign policy address of his tenure, the US leader vowed that North Korea will be totally destroyed if it is forced to defend itself or its allies.
He also mocked Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, saying: “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully, this will not be necessary.”
Recently, President Trump said North Korea would be met with “fire and fury like the world had never seen” if it continues expanding its nuclear programme.
In his speech, President Mugabe said it was immoral for world leaders to continue denying the right to self determination to the people of Palestine and Western Sahara.
“We call on the Security Council to demonstrate its authority in ensuring the holding without much further delay of the independence referendum in Western Sahara and work with the African Union in this effort.”
President Mugabe also spoke on the need for member states to the world body to renew their commitments towards the upholding of peace, adding that contemporary challenges being faced across the globe demand that countries work together to alleviate them.