Published: Wed, September 26, 2018
Money | By Hannah Jacobs

Trump expects announcement of new summit with North Korea's Kim 'pretty soon'

Trump expects announcement of new summit with North Korea's Kim 'pretty soon'

The White House promised Monday to keep exerting "maximum pressure" on Iran and said new sanctions were in the pipeline while insisting that the U.S. was not seeking the overthrow of Tehran's clerical regime, AFP reports.

President Trump has called on the rest of world to isolate Iran's regime by cutting all financial trade ties.

President Donald Trump is sure to take to Twitter to express his outrage with United Nations delegates who laughed in his face as he gave a speech at the UN.

He had said it is an "outrage" that some nations would not only trade with a regime like North Korea, but would arm, supply and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict.

He recovered quickly and joked: "I wasn't expecting that reaction but that's OK" - prompting a round of applause from the chamber.

"The missiles and rockets are no longer flying in every direction, nuclear testing has stopped, some military facilities are already being dismantled", Trump said.

Earlier Tuesday, Mr. Trump said he would not meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, but signalled he was open to a future meeting, despite simmering tensions over Tehran's nuclear deal.

Worth noting that during the Obama administration, then-candidate Donald Trump consistently undermined America's global standing by claiming that the world was "laughing at us!"

He said the United States would not allow the European Union or anyone else to undermine them.

"This is one year later, a much different time".

Trump tweeted just hours before both leaders were set to speak at the UN General Assembly, and four months after the United States president ditched the Iran nuclear deal.

"And I think it is a very exciting event", Trump said.

Outside of that singular moment of global embarrassment, Trump's speech reiterated his administration's rejection of global institutions... like the United Nations itself, actually.

On Wednesday President Trump will chair a UN Security Council meeting, where the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea will be the focus.

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