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UN speech: Trump says no country should support Iran’s ‘blood lust’

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on September 24, 2019.

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on September 24, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

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Trump sharply criticised China's trade practices in an address at the U.N. General Assembly.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on nations around the world to tighten the economic noose around Iran's economy, saying no country should support Iran's “blood lust.”

“All nations have a duty to act,” Mr. Trump told the United Nations General Assembly. “No responsible government should subsidize Iran's blood lust. As long as Iran's menacing behaviour continues, sanctions will not be lifted. They will be tightened.”

Trump hopes China, U.S. can reach trade deal

Mr. Trump sharply criticised China's trade practices in an address at the U.N. General Assembly in which he also held out hope that the two economic superpowers could reach a deal to end their trade dispute.

Mr. Trump went over a litany of what he called China's unfair trade policies. “It has embraced an economic model dependent on massive market barriers, heavy state subsidies, currency manipulation ... forced technology transfers and the theft of intellectual property, and also trade secrets on a grand scale,” he said.

“As far as America is concerned, those days are over.”

Trump attacks policies of 'open border activists' as evil

Mr. Trump said that the policies pushed by what he termed as ”open border activists” were hurting the very people they supposedly aim to help, as he called illegal immigration one of the world's must crucial challenges.

“Today I have a message for those open border activists who cloak themselves in the rhetoric of social justice: your policies are not just. Your policies are cruel and evil,” Mr. Trump told the United Nations General Assembly.

“You are empowering criminal organizations that prey on innocent men, women and children. You put your own false sense of virtue before the lives, well-being and countless innocent people,” he said. “When you undermine border security, you are undermining human rights and human dignity.”

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