President Trump addresses United Nations for the first time

Sep 23, 2017, 00:13
President Trump addresses United Nations for the first time

The president on Monday praised U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who also spoke at the reform meeting and said he shared Trump's vision for a less wasteful U.N.to "live up to its full potential".

Haley's comments are also a rebuff to China, whose ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai, noted on Friday that the U.S. wasn't doing enough to resume dialogue and negotiations but persisted in issuing more threats.

He described the Iranian nuclear deal signed by his predecessor Barack Obama and other western powers as "one of the worst and one-sided" agreements ever and an "embarrassment to the United States".

The missile launch, which violates UN Security Council resolutions, came just days after the council imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear test on September 3.

On Tuesday, Trump will address the General Assembly during which he will tackle multiple global issues such as North Korea's nuclear ambitions and the crisis in Syria.

World leaders, many of whom will be seeing Trump in person for the first time, are bound to take the measure of the man and parse his every word for clues on how he views the USA role in the world and within the United Nations. It will be the first time world leaders will be in the same room and able to take the measure of Trump.

The president stayed overnight at his Trump Tower, which is across the street from the United Nations building.

"Focus more on people, less on bureaucracy", Trump added. "Make the United Nations great".

Trump called the move "another very small step", but Haley talked up the significance of the agreement and went on to say it was near the limit of what the USA could accomplish through the UN.

The former real estate magnate and reality star effectively drew a line under 70 years of U.S. leadership that has generally, though not exclusively, sought to rally the world behind a common vision of internationalism.

Mr Trump's speech was also notable for its omissions.

Trump said, "It is time for North Korea to realize that the denuclearization is its only acceptable future". And he hinted that his administration, which has accused Tehran of aiding terrorism in the Middle East, could soon declare Iran out of compliance with the deal, which could unravel it. He will wrap the day with a working dinner with Latin American leaders. Venezuela, which has been gripped by economic and political turmoil, will be discussed, McMaster said. Next year the United Nations will review its scale of assessments, which is the percentage of the United Nations regular budget and the peacekeeping budget that the 193 member states pay.

"What nation would negotiate with the United States when the agreements we reach with other countries are so easily undermined?" "This is only fair to our taxpayers". They plan to meet this week at the U.N. General Assembly. Among them were a cartoon of Trump tugging various industries ashore from stormy water and an image of a train plowing through snow with a giant "Make America Great Again" hat on top of the front auto.

Analysts say that in the event of hostilities, millions of people in the Seoul area - as well as the 30,000 United States troops in South Korea - would be vulnerable to attack by the thousands of artillery pieces the North has positioned near the border, with potentially staggering casualties. As for the peacekeeping budget, he said last week that his intention is to do everything possible to make the missions "the most effective" as well as "cost-effective".

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