Published: Thu, September 27, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

United States lambasts Iran as world leaders gather at the UN

United States lambasts Iran as world leaders gather at the UN

Theresa May threw her weight behind the Iran nuclear deal at a United Nations security council meeting chaired by President Trump yesterday, underscoring their deep divisions over the landmark agreement.

Besides calling out Iran, Trump also criticized China for its trade practices but made no mention of Russia's interference in Syria's war or its suspected meddling in USA elections.

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

"Regrettably we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November against my administration", he said.

Members of the United Nations' General Assembly laughed at United States president Donald Trump after he made the disputable boast that his government had "accomplished more than nearly any administration in the history of our country".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking at a press conference here today, portrayed the Donald Trump administration as inexperienced and the United States as isolated at the United Nations Security Council over its decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said earlier on Wednesday that the a special objective vehicle was under consideration to allow trade with Iran without being subject to United States financial pressure.

Trump also repeated a threat to punish any person or company that does business with Iran in violation of renewed US sanctions.

The fake news said 'people laughed at President Trump.' They didn't laugh at me.

Far before he ever launched his presidential campaign, Trump spent years warning that the world was laughing at the actions of other American politicians.

"Iran's leaders sow chaos, death, and destruction".

"We are not isolated", Rouhani, speaking in Persian with English translation to Iranian and foreign journalists at a hotel conference room across from the United Nations, said today.

Trump's national security advisor John Bolton warned Tehran of "hell to pay" if it threatens the USA or its allies.

That attack on Iran has been claimed by Arab separatists and Isis, and Iranian officials themselves have blamed the U.S. and Gulf countries for the attack.

"If you cross us, our allies, or our partners; if you harm our citizens; if you continue to lie, cheat, and deceive, yes, there will indeed be HELL to PAY", he said.

"Not this year, nor last year", Rouhani told CNN on Tuesday.

Macron and May also implicitly referred to the "America First" foreign policy that Trump enunciated on September 25 in his speech to the UN General Assembly.

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

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