Press TV – US President Donald Trump has used his second address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack Iran, promising hard-hitting sanctions and urging the world to isolate the Islamic Republic.
While addressing the 73rd session of the General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday, Trump accused Iran’s leadership of sowing “chaos, death and destruction,” in the Middle East.
“We ask all nations to isolate Iran’s regime as long as its aggression continues,” he told the annual gathering. “They do not respect their neighbors or borders or the sovereign rights of nations.”
He condemned “the horrible 2015 nuclear deal” between Iran and six world powers and called on other countries to completely isolate the Islamic Republic.
The US president said more sanctions will follow after the resumption of oil sanctions on Iran on November 5.
Trump slams OPEC, calls for lower prices
Meanwhile, Trump charged members of the OPEC oil cartel with “ripping off” the world and called for a lowering of fuel prices.
“The United States stands ready to export our abundant affordable supply of oil, clean coal, and natural gas,” Trump told the General Assembly.
“OPEC and OPEC nations are, as usual, ripping off the rest of the world, and I don’t like it. Nobody should like it,” he said.
ICC has ‘no legitimacy’
Trump also said the International Criminal Court lacks any legitimacy, saying it violated “all principles of justice.”
“As far as America is concerned, the ICC has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy, and no authority,” Trump said of the global court.
“The ICC claims near-universal jurisdiction over the citizens of every country, violating all principles of justice, fairness, and due process. We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy.”