Iran's president says USA will rejoin nuclear deal

Iran's president says USA will rejoin nuclear deal

Iran's president says USA will rejoin nuclear deal

The United States and Iran have been at a standoff since Trump announced his decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers in May, pitting him against other signatories. He pledged that the United States is working with allies to diminish the amount of crude oil that is bought from Iran, and said that his administration is prepared to work to undermine Iran and to "support Iran's people as they struggle to reclaim their religious and righteous destiny".

In his General Assembly address, Rouhani was to stress that Iran continues to stick to the 2015 deal and portray the United States as a pariah for breaking its global commitments.

Trump also told the council that it can expect "very good news" in the coming months and years from North Korea after his landmark summit with the young strongman Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June. In November, the U.S.is expected to pass additional embargoes targeting oil and shipping industries, the BBC reports.

Trump rattled off a laundry list of complaints against the "corrupt dictatorship" running Iran, saying it poses a threat to USA allies, such as Israel, and is helping to destabilize Syria and Yemen.

His toughest words were directed at Iran, however.

He added that Trump not only disagreed with that resolution but said whoever implements it "will be punished". "That bridge must be rebuilt", he told NBC news.

Speaking of Bashar Assad's regime use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians during clashes with rebel forces, Trump said "Syria's butchery is enabled by Russian Federation and Iran".

He added that in the 16 meetings he had had with heads of states on the trip to NY, they all had expressed their support for Iran nuclear deal.

On Monday, the five remaining parties to the agreement - Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation - defiantly announced that they would set up a special payment system to continue trade and business ties with Iran.

"Unfortunately, to ensure this progress continues, we must enforce existing UN Security Council resolutions until denuclearization occurs", Trump said, reading from a prepared text.

"We have tried sanctions over the years, decades".

Besides calling out Iran, Trump also criticized China for its trade practices but made no mention of Russia's interference in Syria's war or its suspected meddling in usa elections.

"I said, 'It's true.' I heard smiles", Trump said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shot back in his speech, denouncing leaders who have "xenophobic tendencies resembling a Nazi disposition" and slamming the planned council meeting as a "preposterous and abnormal act".

Trump's appearance came as his national security adviser issued another dire warning against Iran.

As for trade - one of the most contentious issues between the United States and the world - the president said that he has told worldwide leaders that trade imbalances are too high.

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

This year, 133 world leaders have signed up to attend this year's assembly session, which ends October 1, a significant increase from the 114 leaders last year.

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