Trump says US will only give aid 'to our friends'

Chelsea Beck  NPR

Chelsea Beck NPR

"The United States stands ready to export our abundant affordable supply of oil, clean coal, and natural gas", Trump told the United Nations General Assembly. "We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return".

Trump's comments followed a Tweet in which he said that wouldn't meet Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the General Assembly although he added he was sure Rouhani "is an absolutely lovely man!"

The US leader said his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June had led to developments unimaginable only a few months ago.

Hours before Iranian President Hassan Rouhani takes the same rostrum, Trump denounced the clerical regime as sowing "chaos, death, and destruction" and doubled down on the USA withdrawal of an global agreement on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme.

"They do not respect their neighbors or their borders or the sovereign rights of nations".

Experts warned of the possibility of war as Senate Democrats prepared to introduce legislation aimed at stopping the Trump administration from attacking Iran on Wednesday, following a belligerent speech by National Security Adviser John Bolton at a meeting of anti-Iran groups.

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"We believe that trade must be fair and reciprocal", Trump said.

The U.S. reimposed some sanctions on Iran in August, which have already taken a toll.

In regard to Iran, the president called on world leaders to join the U.S.in isolating and sanctioning Tehran until the Islamic republic stops spreading terrorism and working to build a nuclear arsenal. Trump has also slashed countless regulations, which can be viewed here. "We will not allow our workers to be victimized, our companies to be cheated, and our wealth to be plundered and transferred".

US President Donald Trump has discovered that a key point of his campaign rally speeches, which often sends his fans into rapturous applause, is not so well-received among his peers. "And we embrace the doctrine of patriotism". In July at a summit in Helsinki, Trump accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials and the U.S. president describes investigations as a political witch hunt.

The next round of sanctions go into effect November 5, limiting Iran's crude oil exports.

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