'US had no achievements': Iran president fires salvo at Trump

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Presiding for the first time over a meeting of the United Nations´ body, Trump denounced the "horrible, one-sided" nuclear deal with Iran that he ditched in May, to the dismay of European allies.

Speaking immediately after Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron said there needs to be a long-term strategy to manage the Iran issue and it can not be done with just sanctions and containment.

"We do not wish to go to war with American forces anywhere in the region".

"In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than nearly any administration in the history of our country", Trump said.

He smiled, taking in stride, and proclaimed, 'didn't expect that reaction but that's OK, ' before moving on the extraordinary progress he says he's overseen in the U.S.


The assembly had shown America's isolation, he said. "We have tried sanctions over the years", said Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallstrom.

After Trump, French President Emanuel Macron said that a "serious crisis of confidence" has emerged after US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. People had a good time with me.

The Iran deal, which China, the UK, France, and Germany, remain party to, sought to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for a solid commitment form it to not seek out nuclear weapons. "We refuse to accept any unwarranted accusations against China", said Wang.

But Trump expressed gratitude to Iran, Russia and Syria for slowing attacks in Idlib, saying, "Get the terrorists, but I hope the restraint continues".

To be sure, the United Nations isn't a lauded judge of morality, as its own organs stand linked to abuses and its Human Rights Council includes chronic underachievers such as Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.


It was only the third time in United Nations history that a USA president chaired a Security Council meeting.

He complained that the United States "has spared no effort" to exert pressure on Iran's oil sales and banking relationships, and there is not much left for the Trump administration to do.

But even before his arrival for the annual gathering of world leaders and diplomats, the desired image was being eclipsed as Trump was forced to confront the salacious and embarrassing in the controversies over Rosenstein and Kavanaugh.

"We can not allow the world's leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet's most risky weapons", Trump said, citing Iran's "threatening Israel with annihilation" and chants of "death to America".

But Rouhani told reporters that sanctions which "were supposed to be proactive in November became proactive in September, so there are no other sanctions that will start in November".


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