Trump at UN Press Conference

Addressing the Security Council earlier in the day, US President Donald Trump warned Iran that his administration will soon go beyond previous sanctions regimes by imposing the “toughest” financial penalties ever designed.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
September 26, 2018 21:49
Trump at UN Press Conference

US President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 26, 2018. (photo credit: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)

Speaking to reporters at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, US President Donald Trump...


Addressing the Security Council earlier in the day, US President Donald Trump warned Iran that his administration will soon go beyond previous sanctions regimes by imposing the “toughest” financial penalties ever designed.

In his speech, the president continued his rhetorical broadside against the Islamic Republic for a second day, after dressing down Tehran the day before in a speech to the General Assembly.

“The Iranian regime exports violence, terror and turmoil. It illicitly procures sensitive items to advance its ballistic missile program,” Trump said, calling on international partners to pressure Iran to end its missile work. The president once again criticized a nuclear deal with Iran endorsed by the council three years ago, saying a “horrible, one-sided deal allowed Iran to continue its path to a bomb and gave Iran a financial lifeline when they needed it the most.”

Michael Wilner contributed to this report.


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