Published: Чт, Сентября 21, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump wants to make United Nations great - not again

Trump wants to make United Nations great - not again

The leaders of the 193 member states of the United Nations began arriving in NY on Monday.

Referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Mr Trump said that "rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime".

"It is a new day at the UN and I think that the pleas [Trump] made in terms of trying to see change at the United Nations have been heard", Haley said.

China and Russian Federation, two countries critics say are economic enablers of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, have claimed that Pyongyang's weapons development should be addressed through dialogue, not additional sanctions.

"The president spent an enormous amount of time crafting, developing and fine-tuning his address in every respect", according to the senior White House official.

Trump heads to the U.N. General Assembly meeting next week with the same suitcase of bad options as his predecessors.

While running for office, Trump labeled the U.N.as weak and incompetent, and not a friend of either the United States or Israel. President Trump's criticism of the Iran nuclear deal will also be in the spotlight, as well as his decision to pull out of the Paris Climate agreement.

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In a unanimous statement backed by China, the council said the launch was carried out just three weeks after a first missile overflew Japan and less than two weeks after Pyongyang s sixth and biggest nuclear test.

President Trump, who has never been a big fan of the United Nations, did not shy away from his core belief about the organization in his opening remark on Monday.

"We said we needed to get value for our dollar, and what we're finding is that the worldwide community is right there with us in support of reform", the ambassador added.

Some diplomats see the Trump administration's decision to host a high-level meeting on the issue of United Nations reform as a welcome surprise compared with just a few months ago, when the US seemed ready to abandon multilateralism in favor of a strict "America first" policy.

Flanked by U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Trump said the United States encourages "all member states to look at ways to take bold stands at the United Nations, with an eye toward changing business as usual and not being beholden to ways of the past which were not working".

He also emphasized the need for all related nations to strengthen pressure on North Korea, such as through the full implementation of U.N. Security Council sanctions resolutions.

He said the launch is part of the country's plan to achieve "equilibrium of real force" with the US. Addressing the opening session, UN Secretary General António Guterres urges Myanmar to halt its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims.

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