"We can not allow the world's leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet's most unsafe weapons", Mr. Trump told the annual United Nations General Assembly in NY. In a rare, almost-human moment, Trump admitted, "I didn't expect that reaction", prompting the assembly to laugh even more heartily.
On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani insisted that any negotiations would have to take place in the multilateral context of the 2015 nuclear agreement and blamed the US for failing to uphold the deal. "This is why I believe that the denuclearization is achievable within the first term of President Trump's term", Moon said.
North Korea: "With support from many countries here today we have engaged with North Korea to replace the specter of conflict with a bold and new push for peace", said Trump.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with Trump vowing more sanctions against Tehran and Rouhani suggesting his American counterpart suffers from a "weakness of intellect". "We only ask that you honour our sovereignty in return".
Mr Trump said his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had led to developments unimaginable only a few months ago.
While the president's approach to North Korea has softened, his attitude toward Iran has not.
Trump on Tuesday repeated his criticism of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal ― which the US withdrew from in May ― and accused Iranian leaders of supporting terrorism and corruption and of sowing chaos in the Middle East.
Trump earlier this year bucked allies and removed the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, citing Iran's malign influence in the region and support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah. "Instead, Iran's leaders plunder the nation's resources to enrich themselves and spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond", Trump said.
His national security adviser John Bolton earlier went so far as to threaten to prosecute judges from the court in The Hague if they take up accusations against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The Trump administration notified the United Nations late past year that the US would not continue with Mr. Obama's commitment to the initiative. "And also, President Trump yesterday congratulated me on the major success of the meeting I had in Pyongyang".
Bolton will say in the speech: "The days of impunity for Tehran and its enablers are over". "We will not allow our workers to be victimized, our companies to be cheated".
The worldwide community has reacted warily to the president who seems determined to unwind the world order that his predecessors spent decades building.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley also said Trump would "lay down a marker" on foreign aid, remaining generous, but only "to those that share our values. that want to work with us". "We reject the ideology of globalism".
He has bucked worldwide convention by relocating the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, slashing aid to the Palestinians, and dramatically reducing the number of refugees the US admits from other countries.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accuses the US of adopting a hostile stance toward his country.
"Naturally, if someone is keen on having a meeting and holding dialogue and creating progress in relationships, that person would not use the tool of sanctions and threats [and bring] to bear all of its power against another government and nation", Rouhani said, referring to Trump.