Published: Fri, September 28, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Trump delivers address to United Nations General Assembly

Trump delivers address to United Nations General Assembly

US President Donald Trump got some laughter when he addressed world leaders on Tuesday.

Trump has withdrawn the US from the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris climate accord and an Asia-Pacific trade pact, while imposing steep tariffs on both allies and adversaries.

"We do not wish to go to war with American forces in the region", Rouhani told a news conference.

In the first clip, Fox cut off Trump's speech as soon as he finished saying that the USA has accomplished more than any other presidential administration.


Without naming countries, the U.S. president noted that "some nations are already violating UN sanctions" including illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil and said compliance was "very important". His tax reform is possibly the most historic action Trump has guided, which has helped many small businesses (and big businesses).

Trump has vowed to continue to isolate Iran through US sanctions that are being re-instated following the USA pullout from the nuclear agreement in May. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a report that the State Department said detailed Iran's malign behavior.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi is of the opinion that the Wednesday's UN Security Council meeting will isolate the USA further.

The Iran nuclear deal, which Bolton called "the worst diplomatic debacle in American history", has become a bone of contention between the United States and Europe, which continues to defend it.


Rouhani invited the United States to come back to negotiations within the U.N. Security Council, which endorsed the nuclear deal. "So true", Trump said at the top of his speech.

Trump often criticised former US President Barack Obama's approach to foreign affairs and claimed the world was "laughing" at the country under Obama's leadership. "We are standing up for America and the American people and we are also standing up for the world".

He bashed socialism and addressed violence in Syria, the Iran nuclear deal and additional sanctions on Venezuela. "We don't want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election". "The Trump administration has launched a pressure campaign to counter Soleimani's insidious design", Bolton said.

For now, though, Rouhani made clear that Iran is not looking for a clash with the US. "If America returns to abiding by laws we have no problem with them". He says their leaders have the duty to improve their people's well-being, but also to "promote and support a reformed, reinvigorated and strengthened multilateral system". "This does not benefit the Iranian people, it does not benefit the American people or Europe".


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