US President Donald Trump calls on nations to isolate 'corrupt' Iran

Randal Sanchez
September 26, 2018

Bolton says the "murderous regime and its supporters will face significant consequences if they do not change their behavior" and there will be "hell to pay" if Iran harms us citizens or its allies. "We are standing up for America and the American people, and we are also standing up for the world", he said. "America's - so true", he said, pausing as many in the chamber laughed.

Either way, whatever else Trump said in the speech was inconsequential as Twitter began mocking "the laugh heard around the world", as some are already calling it.

A year after threatening to "totally destroy North Korea" who's leader was on a "suicide mission", Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for his "courage" and the steps he has taken towards the pursuit of a denuclearised Korean Peninsula.

The US President said that Tehran's leaders "do not respect their neighbours or borders or the sovereign rights of nations".

Mr Trump began his second address to the United Nations by acknowledging what he had said in his first, before making claims about his administration's successes in government: "One year ago I stood before you for the first time in this grand hall".

Trump's speech in the green-marbled UN hall, while relatively low key, was aimed at Iran, which the United States accuses of harboring nuclear ambitions and fomenting instability in the Middle East through its support for militant groups in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.

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"I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK", he said, smirking and raising his eyebrows.

Trump and Rouhani declined to meet on the sidelines of the General Assembly session.

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Trump told reporters later on Tuesday that the speech had "gotten very good reviews, certainly, and I think it went very well".

On Wednesday President Trump will chair a UN Security Council meeting, where the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea will be the focus.

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