Donald Trump Calls Iran A ‘Murderous Regime’ During UN Speech

During his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump gave a hostile assessment of Iran.

Trump called Iran a “murderous regime” and said that the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor with the country was an “embarrassment”.

“The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the US has ever entered into,” Trump said “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it. Believe me.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Trump’s ‘courageous’ UN speech .

“In over 30 years in my experience with the UN, I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech,” Netanyahu, who has always opposed the nuclear deal.

The Independent reports:

The President characterised Iran as a violent and oppressive regime, and called on the country to release US and other foreign citizens currently held in prisons there.

“It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction,” Mr Trump said. “It is time for the regime to free all Americans and citizens of other nations that they have unjustly detained. And above all, Iran’s government must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people, and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbors.”

The Iranian government has warned that pulling back from the 2015 nuclear deal would force America to pay a “high cost”. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated that threat just a day before Mr Trump delivered his hostile remarks at the United Nations

“Exiting such an agreement would carry a high cost for the United States of America, and I do not believe Americans would be willing to pay such a high cost for something that will be useless for them,” Mr Rouhani said during an interview in New York.

Pulling back from the deal, which saw the US extend sanctions relief to the Iranians in exchange for an end to nuclear weapons development, would give the US very little, Mr Rouhani said. Doing so “will yield no results for the United States, but at the same time it will generally decrease and cut away and chip away at international trust placed in the United States of America.”

The US could re-impose sanctions against Iran, but Iran would likely immediately restart its former program of rapid uranium enrichment. The next major deadline for the agreement details is in October, when Mr Trump will be asked to recertify whether the Iranian government has been complying with the Iranian agreement, which is known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan for Action. Should the President decide not to recertify, Congress would have 60 days to determine whether to re-impose those sanctions.

It appears likely that the President won’t recertify. Mr Trump discussed the issue with reporters last week aboard Air Force One, and similarly said that the deal was a bad one.

“You’ll see what I’m going to be doing very shortly in October,” Mr Trump said. “But I will say this, the Iran deal is one of the worst deals I’ve ever seen, certainly at a minimum the spirit of the deal is just atrociously kept. But the Iran deal is not a fair deal to this country. It’s a deal that should have never ever been made. And you’ll see what we’re doing in a couple of weeks.”

  • Djago

    And what is USA then?

  • anonymous4u4me

    It’s not even a close contest or race as to what nation has been to war the most in the last century or the past century. Its impossible to calculate the number of people killed, the families destroyed, the children affected, the nations destroyed, the destruction of property, and all other misfortune brought on by the USA. Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela come not close and should not be mentioned in the same breath as the USA. Beyond a shadow of a doubt to anyone with a brain the functions, a conscience that is working and vision beyond the scope of eyesight, that the USA has to hold a record that looks beyond breaking. Now there is another nation that can make a mark at being second, and that is IsraHell, but they pull the strings of the whore nation USA so as far as the qualifications mentioned above they are second. The amount of money spent on defense (really offense) the USA admits to in the budget is an example of proof. If the USA ever had to sit at an honest debate to prove any accusations they make against others, they would be shamed and embarrassed beyond belief. The hypocrisy that would be proven would be off the charts. And if the entire world population that they claim to care about could view and vote on the debate, out of the 7.5 billion on the planet 7 billion would vote against the USA as the winner of said debate.