President Trump stormed the international stage Monday, telling global leaders at the United Nations to back a reform agreement, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then preparing for his first address to the U.N. General Assembly, where he is expected to focus on North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear arsenal.
The whirlwind dose of diplomacy featured Trump’s past criticism of U.N. waste and mismanagement, tempered with his hope that a reform deal backed by more than 100 nations can get the world body back to the “noble goals” it was founded upon.
“If we work together and champion reform, the U.N. will emerge stronger,” Trump said at U.N. headquarters in New York. “We affirm our commitment to the United Nations reform, and reform is what we’re talking about.”
Trump was expected to talk with Netanyahu about the Iran nuclear deal and U.S. efforts to broker an Israel-Palestinian peace agreement. Netanyahu, who has warned for decades about neighboring Iran being a nuclear threat to the entire Middle East, is expected to urge Trump to exit the July 2015 international accord, in which Iran agreed to scale back its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of billions in economic sanctions.
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