UN Assembly Laughs as Trump Touts Achievements

Trump Shrugs Off Laughter At U.N.: 'Didn't Expect That Reaction, But That's OK'

In his speech, Mr. Trump also took time to lambast Iran's "corrupt dictatorship", as a representative from Iran looked on with a scowl.

The United States maintains that it is seeking to ramp up pressure on Iran which it accuses of sowing chaos in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.

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

In the year since he made his first appearance at the UN as president, Trump has sparked trade wars with allies and adversaries alike, delivered a stunning diplomatic détente with North Korea and withdrawn the United States from yet more multilateral agreements and commitments.

"Confronting multilateralism is not a sign of strength". "What Trump fails to understand is that in the case of Iran, Rouhani is not the decision maker about whether or not to negotiate with the US".

"America will always chose independence over global governance, control and domination.We will never surrender American sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy". "America is governed by Americans". "And we embrace the doctrine of patriotism".

Offering an alternative view when it was his turn at the podium, French President Emmanuel Macron told the delegates that the law of the survival of the fittest, protectionism and isolationism would only lead to heightened tensions.

Mr Bolton, who has argued for military action against Iran in the past, said the USA would be aggressive in enforcing economic sanctions. "Our children are watching". The Iranian leader accuses the USA of adopting a hostile stance toward his country.

The president boasted that he's accomplished more during his time in office than nearly any previous administration - a claim that drew immediate laughter from the assembled diplomats and other world leaders.

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

"No state can be brought to the negotiating table by force", Rouhani said in his United Nations speech Tuesday.

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After that meeting, the top diplomats from those countries and the EU agreed to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil, a key move sought by Tehran as it attempts to fight back against the re-imposed US sanctions.

Thomas Countryman, who served in the State Department under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, said that one of the reasons why Trump's strategy appears doomed to fail with Iran is that he has failed to work with key allies such as fellow members of the Security Council and has been instead too heavily guided by Tehran's enemies. Foes for decades, Washington and Tehran have been increasingly at odds since May.

The president also called for reform to the world trade system, saying that trade must be "fair and reciprocal".

The Iranian president took aim at the Trump administration, stating that its behavior in global affairs is "authoritarian".

Questioned as he arrived at United Nations headquarters Tuesday, Trump said Iran has acted "very badly". A year ago, Trump used his first United Nations speech to harangue North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, warning he was on a "suicide march" if he failed to comply.

In his second dress to the world body, Mr. Trump struck a more somber tone than past year, when he had warned the US would "destroy" North Korea if it persisted in threatening America.

The two leaders are trying to arrange a second summit and are exchanging private correspondence.

Despite Trump's praise, the administration has said Pyongyang is slow-walking toward fulfilling the goals set in Singapore.

Trump used his speech to encourage OPEC nations to contribute "substantially" to their military protection going forward and urged the organization to lower its prices. He threatened to limit USA aid only to countries that are friendly to the United States.

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.

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