Trump thanks Kim for steps taken to denuclearise N Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City

China was another target for Mr Trump's ire during his speech, stating the U.S. will no longer tolerate trade arrangements it sees as unfair.

President Donald Trump on Monday announced a trade agreement between the United States and South Korea that he said will be mutually beneficial.

Ahead of delivering his speech at the UN General Assembly, Trump said he had no plans to meet with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani "despite requests" to do so.

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

In a speech which focused heavily on the Middle East, Trump praised Saudi Arabia and the UAE for their roles in improving regional security and their efforts in assisting those affected by the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

"We can not allow the world's leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planets most risky weapons".

"I would like to thank Chairman Kim [Jong Un] for his courage", Trump said, but adding "so much more needs to be done".

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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. His tax reform is possibly the most historic action Trump has guided, which has helped many small businesses (and big businesses).

US President Donald Trump is at the UN General Assembly summit, but the day didn't get off to a great start, and then quickly got worse for him.

Speaking at the United Nations, Trump says the relationship with the country whose leader he branded previous year as "Little Rocket Man" is much improved.

Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal in May to the dismay of European allies, Russian Federation and China which had invested years in negotiations to achieve a milestone agreement on keeping Iran's nuclear ambitions in check.

With the laughter audible, Trump smiled and said, "I didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay".

The president was highlighting United States gains under his watch as he opened his address to the UN General Assembly.

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