President Trump wraps up UN General Assembly

Charlene Craig
September 28, 2018

"Robert Levinson, whose family I met last week, went missing in Iran over 11 years ago", Bolton said, naming an American former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent.

"It is the first time in the history of the United Nations that such "a general invitation to violation of law" has been coupled with 'threatening law-abiders with punishment, ' " Rouhani said.

Trump withdrew in May from a nuclear deal with Iran brokered by the UN Security Council and Germany, providing Rouhani with ample opportunity to cite the agreement as rooted in global law.

Pompeo argues that the president's focus on defending American sovereignty has paid dividends for both the US and the rest of the world. "We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return".

"I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man", he added ahead a UN General Assembly session in which he and Rouhani are scheduled to speak.

He said that Mr. Trump has "well-deserved strong words for the Iranian regime" that he will also raise during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday. Rod Rosenstein was reported last week to have floated the idea of secretly recording the president a year ago and to have raised the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

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In response, Trump reiterated the U.S. commitment to a "campaign of economic pressure" to deny Iran funds for its "regional behavior", and that more sanctions will follow after the resumption of oil sanctions on November 5.

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The Iranian President severely criticised Trump's policies, claiming they resemble "a Nazi disposition" and added his country opposes to the US President's "bullying".

Rouhani also said "America must think again about her presence in the region, in the Persian Gulf, in the Sea of Oman, in Afghanistan, in Iraq and other places".

Earlier on Monday, European Union (EU)'s foreign and security policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the EU will set up a legal entity to facilitate legitimate financial transactions with Iran in light of the US withdrawal from the worldwide agreement on Tehran's nuclear program and the re-imposition of sanctions.

There's no sense of what the president may address, but the conference follows Trump's first time as cahir of the U.N. Security Council meeting, where he reiterated his heavy criticism of Iran and accused China of "attempting to interfere" with the 2018 USA midterm elections.

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The worldwide community has reacted warily to the president who seems determined to unwind the world order that his predecessors spent decades building. "America in Syria, the presence is illegal", he said. It came a day after Trump told the United Nations he rejects what he calls the ideology of globalism.

More complicated, Rouhani said, is the fact that the United States is now threatening to punish other countries if they don't join it in ignoring the United Nations resolutions that govern the nuclear deal.

A startling example of this muddying of the waters was on display Tuesday on the Fox News Twitter account, which is followed by more than 18 million people.

Rouhani, however, added at the press conference that Tehran had no intension to go to war with USA forces in the Middle East.

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