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World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements

World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements

Tensions between the US and Iran were already high after both countries accused each other of supporting terrorism after a militant attack Saturday at a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, killed 25 people and wounded dozens more. He added that the nation does "not respect [its] neighbors or borders" and continues to support terrorism.

"Despite requests, I have no plans to meet Iranian president Hassan Rouhani.

I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man", referring to the his Iranian counterpart, who is also set to speak at the UN General Assembly.

Some diplomats say they have learned that meeting with Mr. Trump one on one is more useful than listening to his speech and immediately issuing an emotional reaction.

Trump has nevertheless heaped personal praise on Kim and expressed enthusiasm for a second summit. Trump has said sanctions on North Korea would remain for now.

"The U.S. will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control and domination", Trump said.

Those matters aren't quite so amusing to delegates at the General Assembly.

President Donald Trump defined Iran in harsh terms during a major address to the United Nations on Tuesday, defending his administration's decision to pull the US out the controversial 2015 nuclear agreement.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the USA considers Iran the leading state sponsor of terrorism.

President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations General Assembly got off to a bit of an unusual start when world leaders and diplomats laughed as he claimed his administration has accomplished more than any other in USA history.

It came after the commander in chief said the American economy is booming like never before.

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Delivering his address to the annual gathering of United Nations heads of state, Trump began in the hyperbolic style of a domestic campaign as he boasted of his record.

"The faster we can bridge those opinions the better", Gargash said.

The US president criticized Iran as a "corrupt dictatorship" that is "plundering the Iranian people to pay for aggression overseas".

USA officials have said there are no plans for Trump to meet Rouhani during his four-day visit to NY, although he has said he is willing to meet Iran's leaders. "The United States will not be taken advantage of any longer", he said before criticizing "broken and bad trade deals".

Some Iranian insiders have said any talks between Mr Rouhani and Mr Trump would effectively kill the existing nuclear accord. That is why we are taking a hard look at USA foreign assistance.

On Tuesday, Trump touted "tremendous progress" in his negotiations with Kim, even though the North Korean leader has so far taken few concrete steps to eliminate his country's illicit nuclear program.

Trump and Kim met in June in Singapore. On Tuesday, Mr Trump praised Mr Kim for halting nuclear and missile tests, releasing Americans held prisoner and returning some remains of USA soldiers killed in the 1950s Korean War.

As in his first speech before the U.N. General Assembly, Trump placed importance on the idea of sovereignty and rejected the "ideology of globalism".

Trump's motorcade arrived during Moreno's speech at the United Nations headquarters in NY.

The White House did not immediately explain why Mr Trump was late.

Trump's "America First" policies and criticism of allies have clashed with the multilateral spirit of the UN General Assembly.


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