During a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, US President Donald Trump once again threatened Syria with further strikes, slammed Iran and triggered unexpected laughs, when he was boasting of accomplishments of his administration.
“We urge the United Nations-led peace process be reinvigorated, but rest assured the United States will respond if chemical weapons are deployed by the Assad regime,” Trump stated adding that the UN-led Syrian peace process has to be relaunched.
The US president also slammed Iran over its involvement into the Syrian conflict claiming that “any solution to the humanitarian crisis in Syria must also include a strategy to address the corrupt dictatorship in Iran.”
He recalled that his strategy includes working with other countries to isolate, including a reduction of the oil purchases, Iran.
“We will ask all nations to isolate Iran’s regime as long as its aggression continues,” Trump said.
The president stated that the US has launched a campaign of economic pressure to deny Iran the resources for its regional behavior in Syria and Yemen. He also promised more sanctions after energy-related restrictions are introduced in November.
As to the war on ISIS, Trump stated that the US played a key role in the defeat of the terrorist group.
“Thanks to the United States military, and our partnership with many of your nations, I’m pleased to report that the bloodthirsty killers known as ISIS have been driven [from Iraq and Syria],” Trump said.
Trump’s claims that the US economy is “booming like never before” and that his administration accomplished more than “almost any administartion” in the US history.
Donald Trump: "My administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of this country"
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 25, 2018