UN Laughs at Trump for Boasting During Assembly Speech

Sean Reid
September 26, 2018

A year after threatening to "totally destroy North Korea" who's leader was on a "suicide mission", Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for his "courage" and the steps he has taken towards the pursuit of a denuclearised Korean Peninsula.

Over the summer, Trump had said he would meet with Rouhani without preconditions to negotiate a new deal, an offer reiterated on Sunday by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and extended to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.

President Donald Trump offered a broad condemnation of globalism at the United Nations on Tuesday, telling the global body that the United States would protect its sovereignty and national interests - and that the other countries of the world should do the same.

Rouhani took the podium a few hours after Trump called for Iran's isolation in his United Nations address, accusing the leadership of Iran of sowing "chaos, death and destruction" as he defended his decision to ditch the Iran nuclear accord.

Some Iranian insiders have said any talk between Rouhani and Trump would effectively kill the existing nuclear accord.

Trump used his speech on Tuesday to tout his administration's accomplishments, decry United States adversaries like Iran, and touch on issues over which he's long expressed concern, such as global trade and mass migration.

Furthermore, Trump urged heavy pressure both on Iran and Washington's trading partners as he offered a robust defence of the United States right to go it alone.

"We are standing up for America and for the American people". "Iran's leaders plunder the nation's resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond". The deal with South Korea is more complicated because of North Korea, which is in the midst of negotiations with the US and South Korea over the dismantling of its nuclear program.

"Didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK", Trump said.

Just a year ago, the United States and North Korea were publicly speaking of a nuclear confrontation but Mr Trump had historic first talks with Mr Kim in June.

"So true", Trump continued, which caused more laughter in the General Assembly hall.

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