Trump Has `No Plans' to Meet Iran's Rouhani, But May `Someday'

26 September, 2018, 20:06 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Donald Trump

"The United States is a stronger, safer and richer country than it was when I assumed office less than two years ago", Trump declared.

"We reject the ideology of globalism", Trump said.

A year after calling North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "little rocket man" from the United Nations podium, Trump thanked Kim for working with the return American hostages and the remains of soldiers killed in the Korean conflict.

While Trump appeared surprised at the time - and said as much - he later claimed to reporters that that part of his speech "was meant to get some laughter". Also: "We will not be governed by an worldwide body that is unaccountable to our own citizens".

The speech came as tensions between the USA and Iran have risen over President Donald Trump's decision to exit the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, painstakingly brokered by the Obama administration and called the "best way" to ensure that Iran would not proliferate nuclear weapons by several world leaders.

US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in signed the agreement on Monday (Sept 24) on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the first major trade deal the US president has forged amid rising trade tensions. "Instead, Iran's leaders plunder the nation's resources to enrich themselves and spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond".

In November, a second batch of potentially more damaging sanctions will be reimposed on Iran's oil and shipping sectors as well as its central bank.

Iran: "Iran's leaders sow chaos, death and destruction", he said.

In his address previous year to the UN, Trump insulted Mr Kim as a "rocket man" bent on nuclear destruction.

Meanwhile, the Iranian chief executive also met with leaders of US Muslim communities in NY.

Trump further highlighted that the United States and its allies can not allow Iran to possess nuclear arms. "The sanctions will stay in place until de-nuclearization occurs".

"The United States will provide no support and recognition to the International Criminal Court", he said.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said he plans to go to Pyongyang soon to lay the groundwork for that meeting. "We ask all nations to isolate Iran's regime as long as its aggression continues".



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