US president Donald Trump used his maiden speech at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to deplore July 2015 deal between Iran and world powers over the country’s nuclear program.
Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that the internationally-negotiated nuclear agreement with Iran is an “embarrassment” to the United States.
He described the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as “the worst and most one-sided transaction the US has ever entered into,” a characterization he often used during his presidential campaign.
“I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me,” Trump said.
Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China – plus Germany signed the nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.
Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.
In his address, Trump also accused the Iranian government of exporting “violence, bloodshed and chaos.”
“Iran must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbors.”
(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)