Big Lines From Trump's UN Speech

International flags fly in front of the United Nations headquarters. —AFP

International flags fly in front of the United Nations headquarters. —AFP

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged heavy pressure both on Iran and Washington's trading partners as he offered a robust defence of the US right to go it alone.

More laughs, and now some rounds of applause, before Trump eventually moves on with the rest of his speech.

President Donald Trump is pictured speaking during his meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque at the United Nations. "We will never surrender America's sovereignty to an unaccountable, unelected global bureaucracy".

"Our military will soon be more powerful than it has ever been before", Trump said.

At the time, Trump seemed surprised by the reaction, but he later said it "was meant to get some laughter".

But Trump's speech, which drew laughter and stunned looks when he claimed his administration had accomplished "more than nearly any other administration in the history" of the United States, was also filled with statements opposing multilateralism, championed by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. His tax reform is possibly the most historic action Trump has guided, which has helped many small businesses (and big businesses).

Trump addressed the General Assembly after a news-filled day at the United Nations, where he vowed to continue sanctions against Iran to take down its nuclear programme and signed a revised trade deal with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Trump told the annual gathering: "They do not respect their neighbors or borders or the sovereign rights of nations".

Instead, the entire General Assembly erupts into laughter.

"We believe that trade must be fair and reciprocal", Trump said.

In that speech, he called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man" and warned that the USA would "have no choice but to totally destroy" the rogue nuclear nation if Kim continued on his "suicide mission".

"I didn't expect that reaction", Trump said.

"If the five countries abide by their commitments, we can safeguard the nuclear deal, but if the situation is otherwise, it is also natural for us to take our decision in such circumstances", he said in response to a question on Iran's position in case Europe joined United States of America in regards to the nuclear deal issue.

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