Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Trump takes aim at Iran, China at UN Security Council

Trump’s opening remarks at the U.N. Tuesday created an awkward moment with other world leaders laughing about his administration’s accomplishments Donald Trump Just Got Laughed At By The Entire United Nations
| 27 September, 2018, 10:01

"I didn't expect that reaction but that's OK".

US President Donald Trump claimed that he meant to make world leaders laugh during his address to the United Nations on Tuesday.

Trump, who has long claimed that his predecessors' weak leadership prompted other nations "to laugh" at the USA. appeared flustered and responded, "I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK".

Trump also vowed to continue to isolate Iran through USA sanctions that are being reinstated following his withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

Macron said Trump had created a "serious crisis of confidence" by unilaterally withdrawing the United States from the deal, and that UN Security Council resolutions supporting the accord need to be "respected by all members of the Security Council". Heading into the council meeting, Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said European Union governments will "stand up" for the nuclear deal and suggested the United States approach would fail.

Trump has withdrawn the USA from the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris climate accord and an Asia-Pacific trade pact, while imposing steep tariffs on both allies and adversaries.

"In this framework, worldwide institutions present a threat to American sovereignty, especially at a time when issues like immigration, trade, and the role of frameworks such as alliances and multilateral institutions limit American freedom of action", he said. The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship.

Trump blasted what he called Iran's "corrupt dictatorship" and accused its leaders of enriching themselves through embezzlement and raiding state coffers to spread "mayhem".

"So the fake news said people laughed at President Trump".


At the onset of the gathering, former Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) was given an Iranian coin by United Against Nuclear Iran's (UANI) CEO Mark Wallace to commemorate, what they hoped would be, the impending collapse of the regime. "We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism".

He called Monday's decision by the five other signatories to the agreement who still support it - Russia, China, Britain France and Germany - to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports "a very good step forward".

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 U.S. administration is now trying to reimpose.

Colbert provided a relatively brief and biting summary of the president's press conference, opening with an addressing of the latest Kavanaugh accusation, then swan-diving into the weirdest, wildest moments, with a takedown of Trump's declaration that the allegations were a "big fat con job".

Trump compared United States relations with Iran to what he called improved ties with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who Trump had met in Singapore in June as part of a still-unfulfilled drive to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

While the president's approach to North Korea has softened, his attitude toward Iran has not.

Trump used his speech to call for worldwide trade reforms and insist that his main objective as president is to protect American sovereignty.

Tehran accounts for about 5 percent of Tokyo's total crude oil imports.

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