UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump’s appearance at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):
President Donald Trump is asserting American sovereignty and rejecting “global governance, control and domination.”
Trump said Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly he honors the right of every nation to pursue its own customs, beliefs and traditions. He says the United States will never tell other nations how to live, work or worship.
But Trump says the United States expects other nations to “honor America’s sovereignty in return.”
President Donald Trump is highlighting U.S. gains under his watch as he opens his address to the U.N. General Assembly – and is getting a laugh.
Trump told leaders from around the world Tuesday the American economy is “booming like never before” and his administration has accomplished more in less than two years than almost any other administration. His boast elicited laughter from the scores of heads of state and delegates in the audience for the speech.
Trump responded by saying, “I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK.”
Trump says the U.S. is a “stronger, safer and richer country” than when he took office in January 2017. He says “we are standing up for America and for the American people, and we are also standing up for the world.”
President Donald Trump says he won’t meet with Iran’s leadership “until they change their tune.”
Questioned as he arrived at United Nations headquarters Tuesday, Trump said Iran has acted “very badly.” He says the U.S. is doing “many things” right now with respect to Iran, including sanctions.
Trump earlier this year withdrew the U.S. from a nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers and reinstated economic sanctions.
Trump says he looks forward to having a “great relationship” with Iran but “Iran has to change its tune.”
While Trump spoke in sour terms about current relations with Iran, he spoke glowingly of his budding friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump and Kim met in June in Singapore. Trump says, “We’re doing very well with North Korea.”