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Newt Gingrich Slams UN As ‘Incompetent’ And ‘Dishonest’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday that the United Nations needs major reforms, calling the organization “incompetent, inefficient” and “in some ways dishonest.”

“I think someone who cuts through all the globalism and reasserts the legitimacy of national sovereignty is a very important step for the UN. Second, the UN has to reform itself. There are too many ways in which it is incompetent, inefficient, in some ways dishonest,” Gingrich said on “Fox and Friends.” “And third, the planet has to come together on North Korea. North Korea is the greatest danger of a nuclear war that we have seen I think not just since the Cold War, I think it’s a greater danger than the Cuban Missile Crisis.”

Gingrich said North Korea poses a serious danger to national security, and believes it’s possible for the U.S. to become enveloped in a nuclear war with the rogue nation.

“There’s a very real danger here that we’re going to somehow end up in a nuclear exchange that will kill an enormous number of people, and the planet has to take that seriously,” he said.

The key to controlling North Korea lies with Russia and China, because they’re helping to fund the state’s economy, according to Gingrich.

“The Chinese in particular have got to cut him [Kim Jong Un] off. There’s all sorts of games being played. There are a lot of ways that the North Korean economy continues to financed by Russia and China, and I think those two countries have to understand they are risking a real war on their border if they allow this to continue,” Gingrich said.

“I think we’ve got to look very seriously at whether or not, in the long run, you have to rethink the entire relationship, and form some kind of organization of democracies because you’re exactly right. When you have the United States getting outvoted by disasters like Venezuela, or Zimbabwe, or other countries that are collapsing …  we pretend all of these are morally equal but they’re not,” Gingrich concluded.

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