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'No government should subsidise Iran’s bloodlust,' Trump tells UN General Assembly

Donald Trump addressing the 74th United Nations General Assembly [Getty Images]

Date of publication: 24 September, 2019

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US President Donald Trump threatened to increase sanctions and blasted Iran's 'aggression' and 'menacing behaviour' at the 74th United Nations General Assembly.
US President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that sanctions on Iran would be increased unless it ceases its "fanatical" weapons drive and "aggression" in the Middle East.

"Hoping to free itself from sanctions, the regime has escalated its violent and unprovoked aggression," Trump told the United Nations during its 74th General Assembly in New York.

Trump also criticised Tehran's "menacing behaviour" when addressing the 193 member states of the UN.

He encouraged all nations to combat Tehran's influence, saying "no responsible government should subsidise Iran's bloodlust".

The president showed no signs of loosening sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

"Hoping to free itself from sanctions, the regime has escalated its violent and unprovoked aggression," Trump told the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

"As long as Iran's menacing behaviour continues, sanctions will not be lifted - they will be tightened."

Trump
accused Iran of "anti-Semitic behaviour" for its criticism of Israel and called on the loyalty of other nations in the region to battle "extremism".

This speech comes during a sensitive moment for the two arch-foes, with Trump pinning blame on Iran recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities. 

Speculations have been growing on whether the two powers would use the General Assembly as a chance to meet, with France and Germany working to facilitate and mediate the exchange.
 

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