President Trump on Tuesday tore into Iran in his much-anticipated speech to the United Nations General Assembly, calling on the international community to isolate the regime and ensure it cannot possess a nuclear weapon.
"We ask all nations to isolate Iran's regime as long as its aggression continues," he said.
Ahead of the speech, Trump told reporters that he wasn’t going to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani “until they change their tune.”
Trump’s speech was highly anticipated, coming a year after he made headlines at the 2017 General Assembly by warning “rocket man” Kim Jong Un that the U.S. is prepared to annihilate North Korea.
On Tuesday, Trump’s rhetoric toward the North Korean regime was much softer, with Trump telling reporters ahead of his speech that “it has been a good relationship” and that there have been no recent nuclear tests from the North Koreans, and noting that the regime had recently returned boxes of remains of American servicemen killed in the Korean War.
Despite requests, I have no plans to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Maybe someday in the future. I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2018