Memorable U.N. General Assembly moments

STORY: Memorable U.N. General Assembly moments

Date: 1960

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev banged his fists on the table

during the 1960 General Assembly meeting

Date: September 1960

Cuban leader Fidel Castro delivered a 269-minute-long speech

during his 15-minute time slot

Date: September 2006

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called U.S. President George Bush ‘the devil’

"Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this same place, the President of the United States - who I call the devil - came here speaking as the owner of the world, as the owner of the world."

Date: September 2009

Libya’s autocratic ruler, Muammar Gaddafi, accused major powers

of betraying the principles of the U.N. charter

in a rambling speech during which he also chastized delegates for falling asleep

Date: September 2011

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the U.S. used the 'mysterious' 9/11 attacks

as a pretext for wars against Afghanistan and Iraq

The U.S. delegation, along with others, walked out in response to the remarks

Date: September 2011

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submitted an application

for Palestine to become a full member of the United Nations

despite fierce opposition from the United States and Israel

Date: September 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea

and mocked Kim Jong Un by calling him a ‘rocket man’

"Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.’’