Trump urges world leaders to confront North Korea and Iran and risk being left out
Sep 19, 2017 National 0 1787 By Jason Ade
- US President expected to make his debut address
- Trump to urge world leaders to confront North Korea and Iran.
- Warns the UN of being left behind.
In his debut speech at the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Donald Trump will call on the UN to confront North Korea and Iran or risk being 'bystanders in history a Whitehouse official
President Trump will also be aiming to use his address to sketch out his vision of how nation states could cooperate in the face of the such challenges without compromising their sovereignty.
The official also said Trump would use his address to sketch out his vision of how nation states could cooperate in the face of the such challenges without compromising their sovereignty. In that way, the official argued, asking for other nations to take part in collective action was consistent with Trump’s “America First” approach.
The president’s speech will focus on “world regimes that threaten security”, the official said.
“Obviously one of the chief regimes that will be singled out in this regard is the regime of North Korea and all of its destabilising hostile and dangerous behaviour, as well as of course the regime of Iran,” he argued.
“And in those two cases as well as others, an appeal to other nations to do their part in confronting these threats, and understanding it is a shared menace and that nations cannot be bystanders in history,” the official added. “And if you don’t confront the threats now, they will only gather force and become more formidable as time passes.”
“One of the strategic implications of the speech is to point out that one of the greatest threats to the status quo in Iran is the Iranian people themselves,” the White House official said.
“So obviously there will be some discussion of the tension the direction the country is currently being run in and the desires of the people and what kind of future they want to have. So there is a lot of strategic thought in the speech in terms of how to separate out the government from the people of Iran.”