This morning, Donald Trump took the podium to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, speaking about topics that are important to those who stand for the U.S., Israel, and all who love freedom. The Times of Israel's Eric Cortellessa reports that Trump urged the world to isolate Iran while also defending his decision to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem:
“We cannot allow the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet’s most dangerous weapons,” Trump said, citing Iran’s “threatening Israel with annihilation” and chants of “death to America.”
“Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction,” he added. “We ask all nations to isolate Iran’s regime as long as its aggression continues...
“So many countries supported my decision to withdraw the US from the horrible 2015 nuclear deal and reimpose nuclear sanctions,” Trump said Tuesday. “The Iran deal was a windfall for Iran’s leaders. In the year since the deal was reached, Iran’s military budget grew nearly 40 percent.”
He also cited the support of several Middle East nations for exiting the landmark pact, such as Israel and Saudi Arabia. “Iran’s neighbors have paid a heavy toll for [Iran’s] agenda of aggression and expansion,” he said.
Another point of international controversy Trump addressed was his efforts to clinch the long-coveted Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.
He defended his decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy there.
“The United States is committed to a future of peace and stability in the region, including peace between the Israelis and Palestinians,” Trump told the world body. “That aim is advanced, not harmed, by acknowledging the obvious facts.”
Taking a shot at analysts who worried the move would harm US-Palestinian relations, make the conditions for resumed negotiations impossible, and possibly instigate violence, Trump derided the “so-called experts who have been proven wrong over the years time and time again...”