Trump boasts his accomplishments, draws mocking laughter at UN

Trump boasts his accomplishments, draws mocking laughter at UN

Trump boasts his accomplishments, draws mocking laughter at UN

President Trump excoriated the "ideology of globalism" and multinational authorities, underscoring the importance of national sovereignty and need for countries to pay for their own defense in his address before the United Nations General Assembly in New York Tuesday.

It came after the commander in chief said the American economy is booming like never before.

"We've accomplished more than any other administration in American history".

"I didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay", Trump responded.

Mr Trump said "many countries in the region strong supported my decision to remove the United States from the Iran deal".

Trump says Iran does not respect its neighbours or their borders.

"Our actions in and around the Middle East have made clear we will not continue to accept Iran's bad behavior", Pompeo said.

The speech showed that while Trump has accelerated the execution of world-rattling policies, his worldview remains consistent with the "America First" doctrine he first took to the world stage a year ago: proclaiming the world is best served if countries focus on their own self-interests and reject global governance mechanisms.

Trump said that the USA will honor the right of every nation to pursue its own customs, beliefs and traditions and that he will never tell other nations how to live, work or worship. In that speech, he called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man" and warned that the USA would "have no choice but to totally destroy" the rogue nuclear nation if Kim continued on his "suicide mission". Mr Trump's "America First" policies and criticism of allies have clashed with the multilateral spirit of the UN General Assembly.

The president was highlighting USA gains under his watch as he opened his address to the U.N. General Assembly.

"We are in favour of solving our problems through conducting a constructive dialogue on equal terms", he said.

As assembled global dignitaries started to chuckle, Trump interrupted his prepared remarks and insisted, "So true".

Trump's administration is pushing allies to cut imports of Iranian oil to zero as Washington prepares to restore sanctions on Iran's oil sales in November.

Regarding Iran, the president indicated he won't be meeting with the Islamic Republic's leader, President Hassan Rouhani, until his nation renounced its "bloody agenda".

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.

The changes, which come at a USA request, were approved by the South Korean Cabinet last week.

Alireza Miryousefi, spokesman for Iran's United Nations mission, told Reuters that Iran has not requested a meeting with Trump. "No state and nation can be brought to the negotiating table by force", Rohani said.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the conclusion of negotiations to amend the countries' bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) on Monday, vowing efforts to implement it swiftly.

"Only when each of us does our part and contributes our share can we realize the UN's highest aspirations", Trump said.

"The European powers with China and Russian Federation are desperately trying to salvage the nuclear deal and on Monday said they had agreed to set up a special payment mechanism to continue trade with Iran in an effort to skirt USA sanctions".

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