President Trump addresses UN General Assembly in NYC

Charlene Craig
September 27, 2018

Trump repeated his frequent assertion that the JCPOA, which was signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, was a "horrible, one-sided" deal benefiting Iran.

But far from backing down, China hit back.

Defending multilateralism and collective action, he said nationalism would lead to failure and if countries stopped defending basic principles, global wars would return.

Trump started his United Nations speech much like one of his signature campaign rallies: by touting his achievements since taking office two years ago in trademark hyperbolic terms. "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK", replied Trump to the laughter, which prompted several leaders in the room to break out into applause.

"In this American administration, unfortunately, the language has been said to be somewhat unique and they speak with a different style, presumably because they are new to politics", he said.

Asked about the offer of talks, Khamenei's top aide, Ali Akbar Velayati, said "Trump's and Pompeo's dream would never come to reality", according to the IRNA news agency.

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President Donald Trump claimed that when world leaders laughed during his speech to the United Nations they were laughing with him, not at him.

It'll be Trump's first experience in leading a session of the U.N.'s most powerful body, where the USA now holds the rotating presidency - a perch it is using to double down on its criticism of Iran.

"I do not accept the erosion of multilateralism and don't accept our history unraveling", Macron told the assembly, at times raising his voice.

Iran curbed its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief in the 2015 nuclear accord.

The US president criticized Iran as a "corrupt dictatorship" that is "plundering the Iranian people to pay for aggression overseas".

But there is little doubt that delegates will use this week to re-energize their campaign to sustain the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and tell world leaders if things don't get better soon, moral victories like the support of most of the global community, will stop being enough.

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In the first clip, Fox cut off Trump's speech as soon as he finished saying that the US has accomplished more than any other presidential administration.

The EU has joined forces with Iran, China and Russian Federation in a plan to undermine unilateral American sanctions against Tehran. The United States, Morales said, "could not care less about human rights or justice". "We refuse to accept any unwarranted accusations against China", said Wang.

'And on behalf of the United States, I'd like to toast to you, and I'd like to toast the United Nations.

It was only the third time in United Nations history that a U.S. president chaired a Security Council meeting.

But Rouhani told reporters that sanctions which "were supposed to be proactive in November became proactive in September, so there are no other sanctions that will start in November".

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