UN General Assembly Laughs at Trump During Ridiculous Speech

Pauline Gross
September 26, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump opened his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (Sept. 25) in NY with remarks that, at the start, sounded remarkably like those he delivers at one of his election campaign rallies.

And Mr Trump prompted some murmuring from the crowd of world leaders and diplomats when he declared that he had accomplished more as president than nearly any other administration in history. As laughter spread across the chamber, Trump said, "So true".

Trump used his annual address to the United Nations on Tuesday to attack Iran's "corrupt dictatorship", praise last year's bogeyman North Korea and lay down a defiant message that he will reject globalism and protect American interests.

"Iran's leaders sow chaos, death, and destruction", Trump charged.

President Donald Trump is asserting American sovereignty and rejecting "global governance, control and domination".

President Donald Trump defined Iran in harsh terms during a major address to the United Nations on Tuesday, defending his administration's decision to pull the USA out the controversial 2015 nuclear agreement.

Trump went on to speak about his "highly productive" summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as well as the devastating civil war in Yemen.

Trump's remarks on North Korea were dramatically different from those in his speech previous year at the United Nations assembly, when he threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea and mocked the North Korean leader as "Rocket Man" on a "suicide mission".

"So if the United States could provide this kind of trust, I believe that we will be able to accelerate the denuclearization process".

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The president arrived significantly behind schedule for his speech, forcing organizers to change the order of speakers.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the Trump administration in his speech before the United Nations, saying Washington's decision to reimpose sanctions amounts to "economic terrorism".

Addressing an American group that has campaigned for a hawkish approach to Iran's nuclear program, called United Against a Nuclear Iran, John Bolton told the crowd that the USA would use "every tool in its toolbox" to pursue Soleimani, and that "there will be hell to pay" for regime officials who have targeted U.S. troops and interests region-wide. "That was a very risky time", Trump said.

The changes, which come at a USA request, were approved by the South Korean Cabinet last week. But Iran's leader made it clear hours later that Trump shouldn't expect similar results when it comes to negotiating with Tehran.

With the Iranian economy showing increasing signs of strain, the Trump administration is hoping that Tehran will have no option if it wants to survive and return to the negotiating table. He said Venezuela had once been the richest country in South America, but the socialist policies of President Nicolas Maduro had made it extremely poor.

Iran's behavior will also be a major focus Wednesday when Trump leads a meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

The president also criticized the United Nations global compact on migration, an effort to resettle more refugees that was embraced by former President Barack Obama.

Trump sought to convince his audience that he has achieved qualified success in his biggest foreign policy gambit - his efforts to convince North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

Other reports by GizPress

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