Donald Trump First UN Speech: He will outline his foreign policy priorities during the address.
US President Donald Trump is delivering his first address at the United Nations amid global anxiety over North Korea
and Iran. Trump took the podium
at the General Assembly just after Brazil's Michel Temer, presenting his message to the world as he pushes his nationalist "America First" agenda. At a first UN appearance on Monday, Trump vowed to push for reform at the world body
that he once disparaged as a "club" where "people get together, talk and have a good time." Today, he will outline his foreign policy priorities, from confronting North Korea over its nuclear and missile tests to deciding the fate of the Iran nuclear deal.
Here are the live updates of Donald Trump's speech at UN:
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Donald Trump says 'Will totally destroy North Korea if it doesn't relent'
- Iran's government must stop supporting terrorists.
- The United States and our allies are working together... to crush the loser terrorists.
- If [the U.S.] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.
- On Syria, he says "No society can be safe if banned chemical weapons are allowed to spread
- For the cost of resettling 1 refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region
- Says 'rocket man' Kim Jong-Un on a 'suicide mission'
- The United Nations must reform if it is to be an effective partner in confronting threats to sovereignty.
- We will not lift sanctions on the Cuban government until it makes fundamental reforms.
- The Venezuelan people are starving and its country is collapsing.
- Wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted it has delivered anguish, devastation and failure.
- We must never forget that those heroes who fought against evil also fought for the nations that they love.
As President of the United States, I will always put America first: Donald Trump
- We want harmony and friendship not conflict and strife.
- We must fulfill our sovereign duty to the people we faithfully represent.
- We must confront together, those who threaten us with chaos, turmoil and terror.
- I was elected not to take power but to give power to the American people where it belongs.
United States has done very well since election day: Donald Trump addresses UNGA
- It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world .
Our military will soon be the strongest it has ever been.
Terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet.
We meet at a time of both immense promise and great peril.
- Our success depends on a coalition of strong and independent nations that embrace their sovereignty.
- Strong sovereign nations allow individuals to flourish in the fullness of life intended by God.
- Generations of Americans have sacrificed to maintain... the promise of our country.
JUST IN: Donald Trump arrives at the United Nations. He will deliver his maiden speech here shortly.
UN chief talks about Rohingya crisis in his speech. He urged Myanmar to halt its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, just hours after Aung San Suu Kyi failed to quell an international outcry in a much-anticipated address.
Addressing the opening of the UN General Assembly, Guterres said he "took note" of Suu Kyi's pledge to abide by the recommendations of a report by former UN chief Kofi Annan that has advocated citizenship for the Rohingyas.
"But let me be clear," Guterres said. "The authorities in Myanmar must end the military operations, and allow unhindered humanitarian access."
Jack Ma's selfie captured on camera during the session
If you think you are the only one who excitedly click selfies at big events, then you are wrong. Take a look at this:
Chinese businessman Jack Ma is seen taking a selfie on his phone as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 19, 2017. (AFP photo)
1st avenue in New York City closed down, POTUS to arrive shortly...
Fear of nuclear warfare "is not abstract": Antonio Guterres
"Millions of people live under a shadow of dread cast by the provocative nuclear and missile tests" carried out by Pyongyang. Guterres warned that rising tensions were increasing the chance of miscalculation and that "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings." He called for a political solution, saying "this is a time for statesmanship." "We must not sleepwalk our way into war," he said.
World Is Afraid Of Nuclear War With North Korea: Antonio Guterres To UN Assembly
Global anxieties about a nuclear war are at their highest level in decades, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday as he opened a gathering of world leaders dominated by the crisis with North Korea.
Addressing the high-level debate at the General Assembly, Guterres said millions of people are living in dread as a result of North Korea's provocative nuclear and missile tests.
New York Traffic Mayhem
- For New Yorkers, the annual week-long UN General Assembly means traffic chaos as thousands of police are deployed and streets are shut down to make way for presidential motorcades.
- Hotel prices are also at a premium.
- Trump is staying at his Manhattan Trump Tower, which means that area is on lockdown.(Heavy traffic in the streets of New York the day before the opening of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. AFP photo)
The Countdown Begins...
Secretary-General of UN Antonio Guterres to address world leaders in few minutes, tweets UN Spokesperson.
With spotlight on Trump, here is what he tweets ahead of his speech:
The theme of the Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly is 'Focusing on People - Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet'.
Lunch Menu: Wine, Beef And Potatos
Taking a break from the marathon of speeches, world leaders will attend a luncheon hosted by Guterres at the United Nations.
- World leaders will enjoy pan-seared Japanese Wagyu beef tenderloin, Yukon gold potatoes, roasted asparagus and baby carrots.
- The starters include roasted chanterelle mushrooms, haricots and grilled stone fruit served on a bed of lettuce.
- The power lunch in a UN meeting hall will be crowned with a selection of chocolate mousses, fresh raspberries and passion fruit coulis.
- A French Sancerre wine will be served at the start, followed by a California Cabernet Sauvignon and -- in a nod to Guterres' native land -- there will be a 40-year-old porto from Portugal on offer at the end.
UN General Assembly: Who's Attending?
There are 90 heads of state, five vice presidents, 39 heads of government, three deputy prime ministers and 52 ministers.
Among the heavy hitters are Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
World Leaders Who Will Make Their First Speech At UN
US President Donald Trump will deliver his first speech at the United Nations today where he will take aim at "rogue regimes that threaten world stability and peace," singling out Pyongyang and Tehran during his 30-minute remarks, a White House top aide said.
(US President Donald Trump, Reuters photo)
French President Emmanuel Macron, seen as the face of a more confident post-Brexit Europe, will also be making his first address to the 193-nation assembly.
His speech will likely offer a sharp contrast to Trump's world view.
(French President Emmanuel Macron, Reuters photo)
Donald Trump Bats For Reform In United Nations, Says US Will Help
US President Donald Trump, once a harsh critic of the United Nations Security Council, took a measured tone today and called for reforms in the body - a view India has taken for long. Addressing a meeting on UN reforms a day ahead of his address at the General Assembly, President Trump said he encouraged member states to strike out for change and not hold onto past systems that were not working.