Trump blasts Iran, China in fiery UN Security Council meeting

US President Donald Trump speaks during the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations on 25 September 2018

US President Donald Trump answers a reporters question about Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque on Tuesday at the UN General Assembly.

President Trump declared Tuesday that his administration will reject attempts from other nations to impose constraints on the United States, vowing to take action in world affairs based on his judgment about how it would benefit Americans.

The official topic of the gathering is billed as the "non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction".

Mr Trump argued that since the deal was signed in 2015, "Iran's aggression only increased" and that funds released from the lifting of sanctions had been used "to support terrorism, build nuclear capable missiles and foment chaos".

He said he had "no need for a photo opportunity" with Trump and suggested the U.S. president's pull back from global institutions was a character defect.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Security Council that Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal "poses a serious threat" to the global nuclear-nonproliferation regime.

"We had fun. That was not laughing at me", he said.

In May, Republican Trump withdrew the United States from the deal to put curbs on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing sanctions.

"It risks a unsafe escalation, so we need to see further decisive action in this council to tackle both the transit and proliferation of these technologies and increase the costs for those responsible", May said. People had a good time with me.

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In a meeting in New York, Abe and Rouhani discussed the reinstatement of sanctions by the United States against Iran and a US demand that countries halt oil imports from Tehran by November 4, a Japanese Foreign Ministry official said.

While highlighting his commitment to "putting sovereignty above global governance", he attacked globalism, and lashed out at several worldwide organizations and treaties, such as UN Human Rights Council, worldwide Criminal Court and the Iran nuclear deal, all of which his administration has announced to exit or to sanction against.

The clear message was that if Rouhani was to follow the path taken by Kim, to meet and pay homage to Trump, Iran could escape the isolation the United States administration is now trying to reimpose. "Similarly, he dislikes groups like North Atlantic Treaty Organisation because he sees them as somehow taking advantage of the United States".

While the president's approach to North Korea has softened, his attitude toward Iran has not.

In his address past year to the UN, Trump insulted Kim as a "rocket man" bent on nuclear destruction.

Mr Trump, in his speech, bragged about domestic achievements like tax cuts his administration pushed for, a "booming" economy, and a stock market that has reached record highs during his presidency.

The president blasted OPEC for high oil prices, announced new sanctions against Venezuela, and warned the USA will withhold aid from countries that challenge his agenda.

Tehran accounts for about 5 percent of Tokyo's total crude oil imports.

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