Monday, 10 December, 2018

Trump's economic boasts draw laughter from world leaders at UN

US President Donald Trump speaks during the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations on 25 September 2018 Donald Trump Just Got Laughed At By The Entire United Nations
Michele Schwartz | 27 September, 2018, 09:58

A gavel-wielding Trump vowed that re-imposed sanctions will be "in full force" and urged world powers to work with the United States to "ensure the Iranian regime changes its behavior and never acquires a nuclear bomb".

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said Wednesday morning that the laughter was because people found Trump's response to be so "honest" and that the General Assembly attendees "love to be with him".

He said he had "no need for a photo opportunity" with Trump and suggested the United States president's pull back from global institutions was a character defect.

The US President defended his decision to abandon the nuclear deal and promised more sanctions against Tehran.

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, speaking late Monday alongside Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, said the agreement was in the global interest and pointed to United Nations inspectors' findings that Iran is in compliance. The National Iranian American Council is a non-profit and non-partisan interest group that claims to advocate for greater understanding between the American and Iranian people.

"Didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK", Trump said during the speech.

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

"The economic war that the United States has initiated under the rubric of new sanctions, not only targets the Iranian people, but also entails harmful repercussions for the people of other countries, and that war has caused a disruption in the state of global trade", Mr Rouhani said. The accord with OPEC member Iran was negotiated under Democratic US President Barack Obama. "We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism".

The clear message was that if Rouhani was to follow the path taken by Kim, to meet and pay homage to Trump, Iran could escape the isolation the USA administration is now trying to reimpose.

He said the United States would help create a regional strategic alliance between Gulf nations and Jordan and Egypt, a move the United States sees as a bulwark against Iran.

"Not this year, nor last year", Rouhani told CNN on Tuesday.

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.

Macron and May also implicitly referred to the "America First" foreign policy that Trump enunciated on September 25 in his speech to the UN General Assembly. He called on OPEC to stop raising oil prices and criticised China's trade practices.

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