Has US President Donald Trump lost his marbles? Not only has he vowed to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea, he has also called Iran an ‘economically depleted rogue state’. According to him, some parts of the world are ‘going to hell’. The US President has vowed to “totally destroy” North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.
There is no doubt about the fact that it was Trump’s most direct threat to attack North Korea for belligerent acts that have included launching ballistic missiles over Japan and conducting underground nuclear tests.
How unfortunate it is that the world peace has been threatened by a US President himself. His lack of political astuteness has landed the entire US administration in a quandary. The North Korea issue needs to be dealt with a lot of prudence and perseverance. Trump’s growing belligerence will only add to complexity of the issue.